Stefan Heumann received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests are focused on the origins and historical development of the American state. He is currently working on turning his dissertation entitled The Tutelary Empire: State- and Nation-Building in the 19th Century United States into a book manuscript. His dissertation explores how the federal government organized the territorial expansion of the American state. Drawing on British models of imperial rule American government officials devised policies and developed state capacities in order to acquire, administer, govern, and incorporate western territory. The research project emphasizes the role of imperial governance in the formation and development of the American state and nation.
Dr. Heumann teaches courses in American and comparative politics. His teaching interests include but are not limited to issues in American politics and government, political economy, and comparative public policy.