The Department of Government
The Department of Government

Allen Sumrall

MA, Government, University of Texas at Austin, BA, Politics, Bates College

Allen Sumrall



American Political Development (APD), American constitutional development, ideational and institutional development, and law, courts, and politics.


Allen Sumrall is a combined JD/PhD student in the Department of Government and Law School at the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in Public Law and American Politics. Allen serves as an Articles Editor of the Texas Law Review

His research interests include American Political Development (APD), constitutional law, jurisprudence and the judiciary, and the interaction between ideational and institutional development. 

Specifically, he is interested in the relationship between institutional and ideational development, and the extent to which ideas and institutions are mutually constitutive. He studies how political ideas and ideology affect institutional development, and how institutions in turn affect political ideas. 

Allen holds an M.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. He received a B.A Cum Laude with Honors in Politics from Bates College in 2016.

Curriculum Vitae

Profile Pages

External Links

  •   Map
  • Department of Government

    The University of Texas at Austin
    158 W 21st ST STOP A1800
    Batts Hall 2.116
    Austin, TX 78712-1704