Theda Skocpol

Theda Skocpol

Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology

Theda Skocpol is the Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology at Harvard University, where she has also served as Dean of the Graduate School and as Director of the Center for American Political Studies.  Skocpol’s work covers a broad spectrum of topics and her books and articles have been widely cited in political science literature and have won numerous awards.  Over the last two decades, her research has primarily focused on health care reform, public policy, and civic engagement amidst the shifting inequalities in American democracy. Among the many books she has authored or co-authored are Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic Life; Health Care Reform and American Politics; and The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism.  Skocpol speaks regularly to community groups and writes for blogs and public-interest magazines.

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1737 Cambridge Street, CGIS Knafel Building 416, Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-0966


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