The Colin L. Powell School for Civic and Global LeadershipDepartment
Professor Staszak is on leave until the fall of 2015. She is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholar in Health Policy Research at Harvard University. Her research interests include courts, legal institutions, jurisprudence, American political development, and health policy. She is completing a book manuscript,The Politics of Judicial Retrenchment, which examines efforts to scale back access to courts in the years since the dramatic expansions of the civil rights era. She was previously 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 Judiciary31204: The American State
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.
An investigation of the political, institutional, and legal development of the American state in the contemporary era. 3 hr./wk.;3 cr.