Jonathan Paquette currently works as Visiting Faculty in the fields of Modern British political and intellectual history at Providence College, Rhode Island. Deeply fascinated with intellectual history, he examines genealogies of thought and their effects on public and private doctrines. As a PhD student at the University of St Andrews, he completed his dissertation on Scottish Unionism and Toryism from 1885 until 1965 under the supervision of Professor Colin Kidd.
The works of Jonathan Paquette are focused on the evolving discourse among Tory intellectuals regarding Scotland's relationship within the wider United Kingdom and this discourse's political ramifications. He combines this research focus with a passion for British mythography and Antiquarianism. Publishing his works in varied journals, he is a devoted student, energetic teacher, emergent historian and old New Englander.
Jonathan Paquette received his undergraduate education at Brown University and his master's degree at Providence College. Prior to beginning doctoral studies at St Andrews, he held adjunct faculty appointments at Providence College and the University of Rhode Island. He currently holds active memberships in several professional associations including the Northeast Conference on British Studies, the International Society for Intellectual History and the University of St Andrews Institute of Intellectual History. In May 2014 he was appointed as a Weaver Fellow by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.