Dr. Nancy V.Baker
Ph.D., Tulane University of New Orleans, 1989,
Dr. Baker's research interests include law and politics in the executive branch, specifically the U.S. Attorney General, and women and the law. Her current work focuses on the impact of anti-terrorism measures on the constitutional structures of separation of powers, federalism and civil liberties.
Publications and Awards
She is the author of two books on the office of U.S. Attorney General - General Ashcroft: Attorney at War (2006) and Conflicting Loyalties: Law and Politics in the Attorney General's Office, 1789-1990 (1992). In addition, she has published numerous academic articles, book chapters and encyclopedia essays. She has served as an invited scholar on the Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations for the Presidential Oral History Project of the Miller Center of the University of Virginia. Dr. Baker has won two departmental, six university-wide, and three national teaching awards, including the Westhafer Award for Teaching Excellence.
Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, Law and Sex, Presidency, Supreme Court, Congress, International Law, Comparative Legal Systems, Introduction of Political Science, American Politics Seminar, Honors Citizen and the State, and Women and Politics.
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