Political science Professor Nicholas Buccola teaches and researches American politics, including contemporary issues such as same-sex marriage, social justice, contemporary moral controversies, and political liberals and conservatives. Other areas of expertise include the Supreme Court and constitutional law.
In addition to academic publications, Buccola has published opinion columns and provided political commentary in regional and national newspapers and journals, including The Oregonian, Dallas Morning News, Baltimore Sun, Dissent magazine and Reason magazine.
His book, The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty, has garnered praise for its relevancy and insight. The biography was published by New York University Press in 2012, and highlights the life of Douglass, a slave who became one the most influential activists and orators of the 19th century.
Political Science Department