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Brendon Swedlow

Associate Professor of Political Science, Northern Illinois University
Phone: 
815/753-7061
Email: 
bswedlow@niu.edu

Brendon Swedlow (Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; J.D., University of California, Hastings) is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and a founding faculty associate of the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy. His research is directed toward developing theory, concepts, methods, and evidence that advance the study of American politics, public law, public policy, and the politics of science.

Dr. Swedlow is a research associate of the Centre for Analysis of Risk and Regulation at the London School of Economics, a fellow of the Center for Governance at the University of California, Los Angeles, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Environmental Solutions at Duke University.

He teaches constitutional law, judicial policymaking, comparative legal institutions, and the politics of environmental, health, and safety regulation. Graduate and undergraduate students taking these courses have the opportunity to participate in Dr. Swedlow’s research. He has won campus-wide teaching and advising awards.