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Department Head Scott Barclay named Williams Senior Scholar of Public Policy

August 10, 2012


Scott Barclay was named a Williams Senior Scholar of Public Policy at the Williams Institute, UCLA, where he focuses on LGBT public opinion-related research. He is the Head of the Department of History and Politics at Drexel University. From 2009 through 2011, he was a Program Director for the Law and Social Science Program at the National Science Foundation. Scott received his PhD in Political Science from Northwestern University and he completed his undergraduate degree in Australia. He is presently on the Board of Trustees of the Law and Society Association and he previously served on the Editorial Board, State University of New York Press. Along with Anna-Maria Marshall and Mary Bernstein, he edited the book, Queer Mobilizations: LGBT Activists Confront the Law (NYU Press 2009). His research has been published in a number of academic journals, including Law & Social Inquiry, Perspectives on Politics, Law and Policy, and Studies in Law, Politics and Society. His current research project explores the interplay of political, demographic, cultural, and social movement factors that influence legislative and judicial action around lesbian and gay rights since 1971.