Heather Swadley

Ph.D. Student in Political Theory

Heather is a PhD Candidate in American Politics and Public Law. Her research focuses on the politics surrounding the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the subsequent Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008. Through her project, she seeks to analyze the relationship between stricter anti-discrimination laws and litigation outcomes for plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases.

Heather holds MSc degrees from the London School of Economics & Political Science, as well as SOAS, University of London. Her work on disability and democratic theory was featured in Res Philosophica's special issue on the Philosophy of Disability.

University of Pennsylvania
The Ronald O. Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics
133 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6215
Phone: (215) 898-7641

Nicholas Sambanis Chair
Alex Weisiger Graduate Chair
Daniel Hopkins Undergraduate Chair