Assistant Professor of Politics
Pre-law Advisor

Office: 217 Maxey Hall

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)


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

Professor Jackson’s areas of teaching and research interest include: Law and Society (with a focus on law and feminism, politics of rights, constitutionalism and democracy, law and inequality), U.S. Constitutional Jurisprudence (with a focus on the First Amendment, the Fourteenth Amendment, and the Commerce Clause), Western Canonical Political Theory (with a focus on Mill, Marx, and Tocqueville), and Contemporary Theory (with a focus on feminist and queer theory, post-marxist thought, and theories of time).




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

Courses Taught 2013-2016

  • 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)