Evelyn Boyden is a PhD candidate in Government specializing in Political Theory. Her primary research interests concern the development of the concept of sovereignty, theories of political resistance and its justification, and conflicts between political and ecclesiastical authority. Her dissertation tracks these themes in early modern political thought through the episode of James I’s Oath of Allegiance and the Jesuit response it evoked. Her other research areas include theories of citizenship and civil liberties, the rise of technocracy, and the early modern roots of liberalism. Evelyn holds an AB in Government and Theology from Georgetown University.