Jessica Choppin Roney

Jessica Choppin Roney teaches courses on the social, cultural, and political history of early America and the Atlantic world, as well as Native American history. Born and raised in Washington D.C., she did her undergraduate work at Swarthmore College, received her M.A. from the College of William and Mary, and her Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University.

Her research interests center on the creation and the evolution of civic life and civil society in pre-Revolutionary British America. She is currently revising her a book manuscript, entitled, Revolution by Association: Philadelphia and the American Founding . She is the author of the article, "Ready to act in defiance of the Government': Philadelphia Voluntary Associations and the Defense Association in 1747-48," in Early American Studies, "Effective Men and Early Voluntary Associations in Philadelphia," in Thomas Foster ed. New Men: Manliness in Early America, and "Government without Arms; Arms without Government: Philadelphia's Colonial Military Tradition" in a forthcoming volume edited by Peter Onuf and Patrick Griffin.

Dr. Roney has been awarded a Barra Post-Doctoral Fellowship from the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at University of Pennsylvania and will be on leave in Philadelphia for academic year 2011-12.