Jack Jackson

Assistant Professor of Politics
Pre-law Advisor

Office: 217 Maxey Hall
Email: jacksoje@whitman.edu

Curriculum Vitae (.pdf version)


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (distinction in political theory)

J.D., Cornell Law School (magna cum laude)

B.A., Georgia State University, Honors Program (magna cum laude)

Research and Teaching Interests

My work is in the fields of U.S. Constitutional Law and Political Theory. Both my writing and teaching are committed to exploring the intersection of these closely related areas of study.



  • The Misfortune of Silence,” History of the Present vol. 3, no. 2 (2013)
  • Unmapped Politics,” Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review (2012)
  • "Proper Objects, Different Subjects, and Juridical Horizons in Radical Legal Critique,” (with Tucker Culbertson), in Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations (2009)


Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations, ed. with Martha Fineman and Adam Romero (Ashgate Press, 2009)

Courses Taught 2013-15

  • Introduction to U.S. Constitutional Law, Culture, and Thought (POL 117)
  • What is Political Freedom? (POL 212)
  • The First Amendment: Speech, Press, and Assembly (POL 215)
  • Time, Law, Justice (POL 354)
  • Feminist and Queer Legal Theory (POL/GNDS 333)
  • Senior Seminar (POL 490)
  • Senior Thesis (POL 497/498)