Assistant Professor of Politics


Ph.D., Columbia University

Field of Specialty

political theory; democratic theory; constitutional theory and design; legal philosophy; history of modern political thought; global justice and governance; institutional design.

Contact Information

Olin-Sang American Civilization Center 206

Jeffrey A. Lenowitz

Jeffrey Lenowitz is an assistant professor of Politics, focusing on political theory. His research explores the historical origins, normative implications, and empirical effects of the procedures uses to create new constitutions; the meaning and use of concept of legitimacy in the social sciences; and other various aspects of democratic theory and institutional design.

Courses Taught

POL 10a Introduction to Political Theory
POL 116b Civil Liberties in America
POL 184a Global Justice
POL 192b Seminar: Topics in Law and Political Theory
POL 197a The Supreme Court Colloquium