Anthony Peacock

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Contact Information

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Email: anthony.peacock@usu.edu
Office Phone: (435) 797-1314

Faculty Bio

Anthony A. Peacock is professor and department head in the Political Science Department at Utah State University. He is also a co-director for USU’s Center for the Study of American Constitutionalism. Peacock is the author or editor of numerous books, including "How to Read The Federalist Papers" (The Heritage Foundation, 2010), "Freedom and the Rule of Law" (Lexington Books, 2010), "Deconstructing the Republic: Voting Rights, the Supreme Court, and the Founders’ Republicanism Reconsidered" (The AEI Press, 2008), "Affirmative Action and Representation: Shaw v. Reno and the Future of Voting Rights" (Carolina Academic Press, 1997), and "Rethinking the Constitution: Perspectives on Canadian Constitutional Reform, Interpretation, and Theory" (Oxford University Press, 1996). Peacock has also published many articles, book chapters, and book reviews on American and Canadian law and politics. His work has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada. Peacock has provided media commentary on national and state politics and has lectured on American politics and law both nationally and internationally. He currently sits on the Advisory Board of the “Coalition of Freedom” for the National Constitution Center and on the Utah State Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights. At Utah State, Peacock has taught courses in the fields of constitutional law, constitutional theory, law and policy, law, politics, and war, and political theory.

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Teaching Interests

Constitutional Law & Theory National Security Economics and Politics

Research Interests

Constitutional Law & Theory National Security Economics and Politics

Education

  • PhD - Claremont Graduate School - 1997
  • MA - Claremont Graduate School - 1995
  • MA - University of Calgary - 1985
  • JD - Osgoode Hall Law School, York University - 1987
  • BA - University of Alberta - 1981

Awards/Honors

  • Earhart Foundation Fellowship Research Grant of $15,000 - June 12, 2012
  • Hayek Fund Grant in the amount of $1,800 - April 27, 2012
  • Apgar Foundation Grant of $20,000 - February 2012

Books

  • Scholarly - Freedom and the Rule of Law - 2010
  • Scholarly - How to Read The Federalist Papers - 2010
  • Scholarly - Deconstructing the Republic: Voting Rights, the Supreme Court, and the Founders’ Republicanism Reconsidered - 2008
  • Scholarly - Affirmative Action and Representation: Shaw v. Reno and the Future of Voting Rights - 1997
  • Scholarly - Rethinking the Constitution: Perspectives on Canadian Constitutional Reform, Interpretation, and Theory - 1996

Publications

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal - Article I, Section 4, Clause 1 - 2014
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal - The Founders' Constitution and What Threatens It Today
  • Journal Article, Professional Journal - Ending the Racial Identity Politics of Today's Voting Rights Act - 2013

Contracts/Grants Awarded

  • Principled Liberty and American Character - $15000 - 2012-08-31
  • Hayek Fund Grant for Research Assistant - $1800 - 2012-06-30
  • Apgar Speaker Series Grant - $20000 - 2012-06-30