Education: Ph.D. University of Southern California, 2007 / M.A. University of Southern California, 2004 B.S. (Poli. Sci.) Santa Clara University, 2001 / B.A. (Philosophy) Santa Clara University, 2001
Academic Interests: Professor Buccola conducts research in the areas of American political thought and constitutional theory. His book on the political thought of Frederick Douglass will be published by New York University Press in April 2012. In addition to his work on Douglass, he has published essays on a wide variety of topics including the debate over same-sex marriage, Friedrich Nietzsche's critique of socialism, and the political philosophies of Judith Shklar and Leo Strauss. He is currently engaged in research on the ideological origins of the Tea Party movement and the idea of natural law in 20th century American political thought. Professor Buccola has received several collaborative research grants that have enabled him to hire students to assist him in his research.
The Political Thought of Frederick Douglass: In Pursuit of American Liberty, New York University Press, 2012.
"Responsible Liberalism," an invited contribution to The Political Companion to Frederick Douglass, University of Kentucky Press, 2013.
"In Defense of Judicial Prudence: What the Cardinal Virtues can teach us about Constitutional Interpretation," (co-authored with Aila Wallace), under review.
"A Life of One's Own: Slavery, Self-Ownership, & the Foundations of Frederick Douglass's Liberalism," Journal of Political Science, Vol. 37 (2009): 173-199.
"The Tyranny of the Least & the Dumbest: Nietzsche's Critique of Socialism," Quarterly Journal of Ideology, Vol. 31, Number 3, (Spring 2009): 1-37.
"Critical Distances: The Principled Skepticism of Leo Strauss & Judith Shklar," The Journal of Contemporary Thought, (Winter 2008): 129-150.
"Each for All & All for Each: The Liberal Statesmanship of Frederick Douglass," Review of Politics, 70 (2008): 400-419.
"Finding Room for Same-Sex Marriage: Toward a More Inclusive Understanding of a Cultural Institution," Journal of Social Philosophy, Vol. 36, Number 3, (2005): 331-343.
COURSES OFFERED BY PROFESSOR BUCCOLA: Great Political Thinkers; American Politics; Study of Law; American Political Thought; U.S. Supreme Court; Law, Rights, & Justice; Rebels, Thugs & Skeptics: 20th Century Political Theory; Politics & the Arts; Liberals, Conservatives, & Contemporary Moral Controversies; Ideas, Individuals & Institutions in U.S. Politics ------ COURSES IN DEVELOPMENT: African-American Political Thought; Picturing Justice: Law in Film; Contemporary American Ideologies
Education: Ph.D., Political Science, University of Wisconsin, 2007 (concentrations: International Relations and American Politics) / MA, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), 1998 (subfields: International Economics and American Foreign Policy) / BA, Political Science and History, University of California-Davis, 1995
Patrick's research and teaching interests include U.S. foreign policy, international law and global governance, international security, and public diplomacy. His work has been published or is forthcoming in International Organization, the European Journal of International Relations, Foreign Policy Analysis, among others.
Before pursuing his doctorate at Wisconsin, Patrick worked at the U.S. Department of State in the Bureaus of Political-Military Affairs and Nonproliferation.
Upcoming courses (tentative)
Education: Education: University of Minnesota (Ph.D. '12) Illinois State University (MA '06) Illinois State University (BA '04)
Academic Interests: American politics, democratic theory, interest groups and social movements, LGBT politics
Education: Ph.D., Political Science, Emory University M.A., Communications, University of Washington B.A., Russian Studies, University of Washington
Academic Interests: Women and Politics in Comparative Perspective
Ph.D, Political Science, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, 1997. Title of dissertation: "Ethnicity, Nationalism and Political Orientations among Elites in Tatarstan and Bashkortostan." Major Field: Comparative Politics. Subfields: Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, Comparative Political Economy, International Relations Theory. M.A., Communications, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1981. First field: International communications systems. Second field: communications theory and methodology. Thesis title: "Samizdat and Political Culture in the USSR." B.A., Russian Area Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1977. Major subjects: Russian history and Russian language. Phi Beta Kappa. Leningrad State University, USSR: Language and communications courses, fall semester, 1979. Semester Russian Language Program, spring semester, 1977. Summer Russian Language Program, six weeks, 1975. Teaching Interests: Government and Politics of the Soviet Union and its Successor States; Government and Politics of Eastern Europe; The Politics of Nationalism; Comparative Women's Politics; and, Research Methodology. Scholarly Interests and Activities: Comparative ethnopolitics in the Russian regions. Written articles on ethnic politics in former Soviet Republics. Special College Responsibilities Freshmen Colloquium advisor. Honors Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship; Research Scholar Program, American Council of Teachers of Russian
Women's Political Representation in Russian Regional Assemblies: Losing Ground in Women's Access to Political Power in Eastern Europe, R. Matland and K. Montgomery, eds. Oxford Univ. Press, 1994