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Gregory A. Caldeira

Gregory A. Caldeira

Gregory A. Caldeira

Department Chair, Distinguished University Professor, Dreher Chair in Political Communication and Policy Thinking, Professor of Law



2060 Derby Hall
154 N Oval Mall
Columbus, OH

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Gregory A. Caldeira pursues research and teaching in the fields of law and courts and American political institutions.  His research on these subjects has appeared in Citizens, Courts, and Confirmations (Princeton, 2009) and in such journals as the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Journal of Law, Economics, & Organization, British Journal of Political Science, Law & Society Review, Political Analysis, and Legislative Studies Quarterly.  Currently (2009-2012) he is an Associate Editor of the American Political Science Review.  From 1998 through 2001, he was Editor of theAmerican Journal of Political Science and has served for various periods as a member of the editorial boards of the American Political Science Review, Law & Society Review, Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Politics, and Legislative Studies Quarterly; and on the Law and Social Science Panel of the National Science Foundation.  He has also been a member of the executive councils of the American Political Science Association and the Midwest Political Science Association; Vice President and President of the Midwest Political Science Association; and Chair of the APSA's Section on Law and Courts).  He received Ohio State's Distinguished Scholar Award in 1993 and was named Distinguished University Professor in 1999.  Recent and current projects include, inter alia, studies of the public response to the Supreme Court’s decision in Caperton v. Massey (campaign contributions and conflicts of interest), the formation of the Supreme Court's agenda, public opinion and Court-packing, the New Deal and the Supreme Court, and newspaper endorsements in presidential elections, 1932-present.