American Political Thought: New Editorial Team
JMC is pleased to announce that JMC fellows Jeremy D. Bailey, of the University of Houston, and Susan J. McWilliams, of Pomona College, will be the new editors of American Political Thought: A Journal of Ideas, Institutions, and Culture, upon the retirement of Michael Zuckert. Nicholas Buccola, a JMC fellow and PNW partner at Linfield College, will be the journal’s new book review editor.
American Political Thought is a JMC supported journal that bridges the gap between historical, empirical, and theoretical research. It is the only journal dedicated exclusively to the study of American political thought. Interdisciplinary in scope, APT features research by political scientists, historians, literary scholars, economists, and philosophers who study the foundation of the American political tradition. Research explores key political concepts such as democracy, constitutionalism, equality, liberty, citizenship, political identity, and the role of the state.
Jeremy D. Bailey holds a dual appointment in Political Science and the Honors College at the University of Houston, where he is director of the Phronesis minor in the Honors College and co-director of the Tocqueville Forum in American Ideas and Institutions, both of which are JMC partner programs. His research interests include executive power, constitutionalism, and American political thought and development. His major publications include James Madison and Constitutional Imperfection (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and The Contested Removal Power, 1789-2010 (University Press of Kansas 2013, coauthored with David Alvis and Flagg Taylor), which was named a 2014 “Outstanding Academic Title” by Choice. Bailey has been a JMC fellow since 2006.
Susan J. McWilliams is professor and department chair of politics at Pomona College, where she received the Wig Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009. At Pomona, her courses have included “American Democracy in Theory and Practice,” “Dangerous Books,” and “Politics and Literature.” She received her BA in Russian and political science from Amherst College and her MA and PhD in politics from Princeton University. Her work has been published in journals including The Boston Review, The City, Commonweal, PS: Political Science and Politics, and Perspectives on Political Science. McWilliams has been a JMC fellow since our very first Summer Institute in 2005.
Nicholas Buccola is the Elizabeth & Morris Glicksman Chair in Political Science at Linfield College. His teaching and research interests are in political theory and public law. He is the founding director of the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice, a partner program in JMC’s Pacific Northwest Initiative, and has written extensively on the political thought of Frederick Douglass. Professor Buccola has published essays on a wide variety of topics including the debate over same-sex marriage, Friedrich Nietzsche’s critique of socialism, and the political philosophies of Judith Shklar and Leo Strauss. He is a recipient of the Allen and Pat Kelley Faculty Scholar Award, and a two-time recipient of the Samuel Graf Faculty Achievement Award. Buccola has been a JMC fellow since 2011.
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