Institute for Free Speech Welcomes First Amendment Fellow Nathan Ristuccia

September 7, 2023   •  By IFS Staff   •  

The Institute for Free Speech is excited to announce that Nathan Ristuccia has joined the Institute as a First Amendment Fellow.  Nathan comes to IFS after teaching history and Latin for six years at the middle-school, high-school, and university levels.

“A society that refuses to defend free speech is a society that condemns its citizens to permanent immaturity—to the comfortable laziness of adolescence,” Nathan said, “so I am thrilled to join the Institute in protecting First Amendment rights.”

Nathan is the author of Christianization and Commonwealth in Early Medieval Europe: A Ritual Interpretation (Oxford University Press, 2018), winner of the 2019 Brewer Prize from the American Society of Church History.  He has written extensively on history, education, and political thought, with several articles forthcoming in law reviews over the next year.

Nathan earned his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (graduating with the highest GPA in his class), his Ph.D. and M.M.S. in medieval studies from the University of Notre Dame, and his B.A. in classics from Princeton University.  He previously clerked for the Hon. Victor J. Wolski at the United States Court of Federal Claims.  Nathan lives with his wife and three young children in northern Virginia.

IFS Staff

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