Sarah Staszak

Cohort 20 — Harvard
Assistant Professor, Political Science Department
City College of New York , New York NY

Dr. Staszak received her PhD from Brandeis University and is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at The City College of New York--CUNY. Her research interests are at the intersection of American politics, public law, policy, and bureaucracy, and she teaches courses on American political institutions, law and policy, and the American state. Her book, No Day in Court: Access to Justice and the Politics of Judicial Retrenchment (Oxford University Press, 2015) examines the politics and implications of the efforts to constrain access to courts and the legal system as they have unfolded in the years since the expansions of the civil rights era. Her other ongoing research projects involve the growing use of arbitration in the U.S., the provisions of the Americans With Disabilities Act that protect the rights of the mentally ill, medical malpractice reform, and the politics of informal bureaucratic rulemaking.

Discipline: Political Science
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