Gabrielle Girgis is a graduate student in the Department of Politics at Princeton University concentrating in political theory, as well as a summer 2016 doctoral fellow with the Religious Freedom Project. She is writing her dissertation on the intellectual history of religious freedom and the continued importance of this principle in pluralist liberal democracies. Her other academic interests include the history of political thought, the intersection of religion and politics in contemporary liberal societies, natural law ethical theory, and feminist thought. Prior to studying at Princeton, she graduated with a B.A. in the program of liberal studies at the University of Notre Dame in 2012.