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Justin Wert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: 223 Dale Hall Tower (DAHT)



Research Fields: Constitutional Law, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, American Political Development, and American Political Thought

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

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.