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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


Jason Frank

Jason Frank is an associate professor in the Department of Government and the department’s director of graduate studies. His primary field is political theory, and his research and teaching interests include democratic theory, American political thought, politics and literature, political culture, and the philosophy of political inquiry.

Jason received his MA and PhD in political science from the Johns Hopkins University and a BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Before coming to Cornell, Jason taught at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Duke University, and Northwestern. He has also held research fellowships at UCLA’s Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies, Duke’s Franklin Institute for Interdisciplinary Research, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.