Jennifer Depew

B.A., History and Political Science, University of Wisconsin

Jennifer Depew is a PhD student in the U.S. field. She studies the history of American political thought and development from the 18th to 21st centuries. She has previously published work on the role of the U.S. Presidency in regards to civil rights, third parties in the 19th century, and Indigenous food sovereignty in her home state of Wisconsin. Her most recent work focuses on the history of libertarianism.

Jennifer is also a Knight-Hennessy Scholar, JD student at Stanford Law School, and former graduate research assistant at the Stanford Internet Observatory (SIO). While at SIO, Jennifer served as lead historian on an oral history project collecting the experiences of election officials during the 2020 Presidential election. The resulting historical narrative, "Guardians of Democracy," and accompanying policy paper were published by SIO in October 2021.