Raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Sara Kitzinger studied history and political theory at the University of Missouri. After working for the U.S. House of Representatives, she earned a master’s degree in political thought from Pepperdine University in 2006. She recently completed her Ph.D. dissertation at the University of St. Andrews entitled, Contesting the Church, Contesting the State: Reformed Theories of Church Discipline and Ideas of the Constitution in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England. She was awarded the Earhart Fellowship and the Western Civilization Fellowship for her doctoral research. Her contribution to Religion and the State, Europe and North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries was recently published by Lexington Press, Rowman and Littlefield. Dr. Kitzinger’s intellectual interests include German Romanticism, the relationship between English law, theology and politics, Anglo-American conservative thought, democratic culture, the intellectual history of natural rights, the notion of kingship, and the crisis of community in the modern age. She is a lover of all things merry and a staunch defender of etiquette and hospitality. She was previously trained in opera and remains a Mozart aria enthusiast. Though she may have left her heart in the Scottish Borders, she happily resides in Nashua with her husband Denis and sons Josef and Phillip.