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Justin Peck is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science where he specializes in American political institutions and American political development. Broadly speaking, Dr. Peck's research explores the historical development of Congress and the presidency. One current research project centers on the separation of powers and the tensions that exist between the modern president and the rule of law. A different project considers Congress' role in the promotion and enactment of civil rights initiatives from Reconstruction to present day.
Dr. Peck completed his Ph.D at the University of Virginia where he was a National Fellow at the Miller Center of Public Affairs. Prior to joining the Department of Political Science, Dr. Peck was a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Wesleyan University. At Wesleyan he taught American Politics and Government, the American Presidency and the American National Security State. He is currently teaching American Politics and Congress and the Presidency.
Dr. Peck is a transplant from the east coast. He grew up outside of Atlanta, Georgia and received his undergraduate degree in politics and history from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. After graduation, Dr. Peck moved to Washington, D.C. where he worked in the Senate for three years. Dr. Peck currently lives in Oakland with his partner, Rebecca, and their dog Hushpuppy.
You can find more information about Dr. Peck on his homepage: https://jcpeck.wordpress.com.