Division of Social ScienceDepartment
Before joining the department, Prof. Staszak was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Politics Department at Princeton University and a Brookings Institution Research Fellow in Governance Studies.
Ph.D. Brandeis University, 2010.
10100: United States Politics and Government
An analysis of processes, values and problems of American government and democracy. Special emphasis is given to national political institutions and issues. 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
22000: The Judiciary
How courts function in the political system. Examination of the motivations of judges, the social and cultural contexts of courtroom behavior, and role of the judiciary in policy-making. (W) 3 hr./wk.;3 cr.
Prof. Staszak's research interests include courts and public policy, legal institutions, jurisprudence, and American political development.
Sarah Staszak, "Institutions, Rulemaking, and the Politics of Judicial Retrenchment," Studies in American Political Development 24(2) (October 2010), 168-189.