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Justin Wert

Justin Wert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Associates Second Century Presidential Professor

Justin Wert.

Curriculum Vitae:

Fields: American Politics &
Public Law
Office: 223 Dale Hall Tower


  • Ph.D., M.A., University of Pennsylvania
  • B.A., Colorado State University

Dr. Justin Wert is an Associate Professor of Political Science and the Associates Second Century Presidential Professor at the University of Oklahoma. From 2017-2019, he will be the Presidential Teaching Fellow in the University of Oklahoma Honors College. He is the author of Habeas Corpus in America: The Politics of Individual Rights (Kansas) [Read Reviews] and The Rise and Fall of the Voting Rights Act (Oklahoma). He has published articles in the Stanford Law & Policy Review; the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy; American Review of Politics; PS: Political Science and Politics; Faulkner University Law Review; and several book reviews and chapters in edited volumes. He is also co-editor of The American Review of Politics and the Studies in American Constitutional Heritage book series with the University of Oklahoma Press.

His teaching and research interests include constitutional law; civil rights and civil liberties; American government; as well as race and American politics.

Research Interests:

Constitutional Law, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, American Political Development, and American Political Thought