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Dr. Jason Pierceson

Professor Pierceson holds a B.A. in History from Knox College and a Ph.D. in Politics from Brandeis University.

His teaching and research focuses on public law, the legal and political issues relating to sexuality, and political theory. He is the author or co-author of several books on same-sex marriage, including Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships; Courts, Liberalism and Rights: Gay Law and Politics in the United States and Canada; and Same-Sex Marriage in the United States: The Road to the Supreme Court. In 2011, he was the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in American Studies at the University of Alberta

Courses taught include: Introduction to the American Political System; Introduction to the American Legal System; Seminar Courts and Policymaking; American Constitution and Constitutional Law/Civil Liberties; American Political Thought; Introduction to Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Law; and Sexuality, Law and Politics

Publications:

Courts, Liberalism, and Rights: Gay Law and Politics in the United States and Canada

Moral Argument, Religion, and Same-Sex Marriage: Advancing the Public Good

Same-Sex Marriage in the Americas: Policy Innovation for Same-Sex Relationships

Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America: Promise and Resistance (2013)

Same-Sex Marriage in the United States: The Road to the Supreme Court (2013)

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