SMITH, Rogers


Education & Employment

Ph.D., Department of Government, Harvard University, 1980
M.A., Department of Government, Harvard University, 1978
B.A., James Madison College, Michigan State University, 1975

Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science University of Pennsylvania, 2001-date.
Alfred Cowles Professor of Government, Yale University, 1999-2001
Professor, Political Science, Yale University, 1989 to 2001.
Associate Professor, Political Science, Yale University, 1985 to 1989.
Assistant Professor, Political Science, Yale University, l980 to l985.

Research Fields

American constitutional law, civil rights and civil liberties, American political thought, modern political theory.

Major Publications

Still a House Divided? The Structure of American Racial Politics (with Desmond S. King) (Princeton University Press, forthcoming 2011).
Stories of Peoplehood: The Politics and Morals of Political Memberships (Cambridge University Press, 2003).
The Unsteady March: The Rise and Decline of Racial Equality in America (with Philip A. Klinkner) (University of Chicago Press, 1999).
Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History (Yale University Press, 1997).
Citizenship Without Consent: the Illegal Alien in the American Polity(with Peter H. Schuck) (Yale University Press, l985).
Liberalism and American Constitutional Law (Harvard University Press, l985; rev. ed., 1990).

Selected Articles:
“Inequality in America: Reflections on Tocqueville's Insights,” in Tocqueville and Democracy Today, ed. Reiji Matsumoto, Nobutaka Miura, and Shigeki Uno (Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 2009), pp. 127-145.

“Barack Obama and the Future of American Racial Politics” (with Desmond S. King), Du Bois Review 6: 25-35 (2009).

“Rikken Shugi to Minshuteki Sekinin: Tero to Tatakai ni Hisomu Samazama na Nandai” (“Constitutionalism and Democratic Responsibilities: The Challenges of Combating Terrorism”), published in Japanese translation by Yutaka Aoyama in Rikken Shugino Seiji Keiza-gaku (The Political Economy of Constitutionalism), ed. Shiro Yabushita and Norikazu Kawagashi (Tokyo: ToyoKeizai Shinposha, 2008), pp. 39-76.

“Racial Orders in American Political Development” (with Desmond S. King), American Political Science Review 99: 75-92 (2005). Reprinted in Race and American Political Development, ed. Joseph Lowndes, Julie Novkov, and Dorian T. Warren (Routledge Press, 2008), pp. 80-105; excerpted, Perspectives on American Government, ed. Cal Jillson and David Brian Robertson (Routledge Press, 2009), pp.455-461.

"Beyond Tocqueville, Myrdal, and Hartz: The Multiple Traditions in America," American Political Science Review 87: 549-566 (1993). Reprinted in full, Interpretive Political Science, ed. Mark Bevir (Sage Publications, 2010, forthcoming). Excerpted, Perspectives on American Government, ed. Cal Jillson and David Brian Robertson (Routledge Press, 2009), 36-43.

"Political Jurisprudence, the 'New Institutionalism,' and the Future of Public Law," American Political Science Review 82: 89-108 (l988).