About Terri Halperin
Terri Halperin studies the political history of the Early American Republic with particular interest in the formation of governmental institutions. She received her undergraduate degree from Wesleyan University and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Virginia. She was for many years an adjunct professor in history at the University of Richmond and is on the faculty of the James Madison Memorial Foundation Summer Institute. She is currently an affiliated research scholar with the University of Richmond. In 2016, her first book, The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798: Testing the Constitution was published. She is currently working on an institutional history of the United States Senate from 1789-1833. You can email Terri at firstname.lastname@example.org or find her on twitter @terri_halperin.