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Michelle Orihel is an Assistant Professor of Early American History at Southern Utah University, where she teaches courses on the early American republic, the history of American journalism, and the history of gender in early America. A dual citizen of the United States and Canada, she was educated on both sides of the border. In Canada, she completed her B.A. at Brock University and her M.A. at Queen's University. She, then, competed her Ph.D. at Syracuse University in 2010. Her research focuses on the politics and print culture of post-revolutionary America and the Atlantic world. Presently, she is writing a book about how the Democratic-Republican Societies, experimental political associations that formed in the mid-1790s, organized the first opposition movement to the national government in American history. In support of this research, she has received fellowships from the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, the International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, the David Library of the American Revolution in Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, and others. She has published articles on the memory of the English Revolution of the 1640s in "The Historian" and "The New England Quarterly."