Kristin Shockley


Political Science

Kristin Shockley is a senior instructor in the Department of Political Science since 2007. With a background in both history and political science, she teaches a broad array of courses in the sub-fields of American government and politics, Comparative Politics and International Relations. Her research examines the intersections of religion and politics and politics and popular culture.

An Introduction to the Politics of Hamilton

Live Zoom

This lecture highlights the ways in which the Broadway, award-winning musical, Hamilton addresses both key moments in our nation’s founding and early political history as well as issues/ themes in modern American politics.

During the lecture, we will address:
1)The politics of the historical figure of Alexander Hamilton offering a brief overview of Hamilton, his life and works.
2)The politics of the historical figure of Hamilton as depicted in the musical addressing how the show's creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, portrays Hamilton, deviations from the historical record and reasoning behind these artistic choices.
3)The politics of Hamilton, the musical itself exploring how the musical speaks to and interacts with American politics in the 21st century.

Please note that this is a Live Zoom Class and will also be available for OLLI Video On Demand.
Register Early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a one-time lecture or event.

Course # SUW1 — One Time Event
Place:Auditorium, Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
Dates:Wednesday, June 16 2021
Time:11 - 12:30 PM
Fee:$20 / member; $20 / non-member

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