Penn Arts and Sciences

Rogers Smith

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Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science

Professor Smith centers his research on constitutional law, American political thought, and modern legal and political theory, with special interests in questions of citizenship, race, ethnicity and gender.  He was elected as an American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow in 2004.  His many books include the prizewinning Civic Ideals (Yale University Press, 1998) and Still a House Divided: Race & Politics in Obama's America, with Desmond S. King, (Princeton University Press, 2011). Smith directs the Penn Program on Democracy, Constitutionalism, and Citizenship.

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