Sarah Staszak

Cohort 20 — Harvard
Scholar, RWJF Scholars in Health Policy Research Program
Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Dr. Staszak received a Ph.D. in political science from Brandeis University in 2010 and is currently on leave from The City College of New York—CUNY, where she is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department.  Her research interests include public law, policy, and American political development.  Her in-progress book manuscript, The Politics of Judicial Retrenchment, 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.  As a Scholar, she will study litigation in the area of mental health, specifically the consequences of relying on courts and judges to fill a void in mental health policy.

Discipline: Political Science
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