The new Bingham Research Fellowship in Constitutional Studies at Balliol College has been awarded to Scot Peterson. This is a joint appointment with the Department of Politics. Dr Peterson has been a Lecturer at Balliol College since 2007. He teaches British politics and government 1900-present, government and politics of the United States and comparative government. His research interests are the constitutional history of the United Kingdom and of the United States, focusing particularly on matters arising from the relationship between church and state.