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Emily Zackin

Assistant Professor

Office: 1703 HW

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PhD, Politics – Princeton University (2010)
MA, Political Science – Columbia University (2004)
BA, Political Science and English – Swarthmore College (2002)

Forthcoming Book:
Looking for Rights in All the Wrong Places: Why State Constitutions Contain America’s Positive Rights
Princeton University Press (forthcoming 2013).
Introduction (PDF)


Selected Awards and Fellowships:

  • Edward S. Corwin Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in the Field of Public Law (2011)
    given by the American Political Science Association
  • Walter Dean Burnham Award for Best Dissertation in Politics and History (2011)
    given by the American Political Science Association, politics and history section
  • Wilson Society Fellowship, Princeton University (2008, 2009)
    selective interdisciplinary program supporting dissertation research on international and domestic public policy
  • Miller Center of Public Affairs Wilson Carey McWilliams Fellowship, University of Virginia (2008)
    competitive national fellowship, awarded to a graduate student in political science or history whose dissertation combines political theory and American politics


  • PolSc 110: American Government: A Historical Introduction
  • PolSc 240: The American Judiciary
  • PolSc 341: Constitutional Law: Civil Rights
  • PolSc 342: Constitutional Law: First Amendment