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James W. Ceaser

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Politics
Office location and address
S153 Gibson Hall
1540 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Education
Harvard University, Ph.D. Department of Government
Biography

James W. Ceaser is Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1976. He has written several books on American politics and political thought, including Presidential Selection, Liberal Democracy and Political Science, Reconstructing America, and Nature and History in American Political Development. Professor Ceaser has held visiting professorships at the University of Florence, the University of Basel, Oxford University, the University of Bordeaux, and the University of Rennes. Professor Ceaser is a frequent contributor to the popular press, and he often comments on American Politics for the Voice of America.

Bradley Research Fellowship Program
Source: Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation
September 01, 1991 – August 31, 2021
Dissertation award for Anthony Sparacino
Source: Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation
April 01, 2019 – June 30, 2020
Postdoctoral Fellowship -- Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy
Source: Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation
May 01, 2018 – June 30, 2020
Bradley Research Fellowship Program
Source: Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation
September 01, 1991 – June 30, 2018
AS-POLI Support Funds for the Program on Constitutionalism and Democracy for 2014-2015
Source: Earhart Foundation
August 25, 2014 – May 31, 2015
AS-POLI Steven Rhoads Conference
Source: Lynde & Harry Bradley Foundation
February 25, 2014 – March 18, 2015
PLAP 1010: Introduction to American Politics
Credits: 3
Surveys the fundamentals of American government and politics, systematically covering the major institutions of our system (the presidency, the Congress, the courts) as well as the system's essential processes.
PLAP 4500: Special Topics in American Politics
Credits: 3
Investigates a selected issue in American government or American political development. Prerequisite: One course in PLAP or instructor permission.
PLPT 5500: Special Topics in Political Theory
Credits: 3
Investigates a special problem of political theory such as political corruption, religion and politics, science and politics, or the nature of justice.
PLAP 5993: Selected Problems in American Politics
Credits: 1–3
Independent study under faculty supervision, for students who are preparing for intensive research on a specific topic. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PLAP 8500: Special Topics in American Politics
Credits: 3
Special Topics in American Politics