Thomas M. Keck
Thomas M. Keck is the Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics and Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
Dr. Keck is the author of Judicial Politics in Polarized Times and The Most Activist Supreme Court in History, as well as articles in the American Political Science Review, Constitutional Studies,Law and Society Review, and Law and Social Inquiry. He is currently leading an NSF-funded project on the political beneficiaries of free expression jurisprudence worldwide.
As holder of the Sawyer Chair since 2009, he directs the Sawyer Law and Politics Program (SLAPP), an interdisciplinary initiative devoted to advancing teaching and research in the field of law and politics. SLAPP hosts a regular seminar series in which leading law-and-politics experts from around the country present their current research, and it also provides funding for doctoral students in the Maxwell School’s political science program who are pursuing law-and-politics research of their own.
He is also a Senior Research Associate at the Campbell Public Affairs Institute.