Department of Political Science and the College
Jon Rogowski is a political scientist specializing in the study of politics in the United States. His research focuses on political institutions, public opinion, representation and accountability, and political history. His current projects study the relationship between electoral politics and bureaucratic performance in the 19th- and 20th-century United States, and examine historical patterns in presidents’ use of unilateral power.
He is co-author of two books on the United States presidency: No Blank Check: Public Opinion and Presidential Power (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming) and The Wartime President: Executive Influence and the Nationalizing Politics of Threat (University of Chicago Press, 2013). His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Political Analysis.
Rogowski completed his BA in political science at the University of North Carolina, and received his AM in social sciences and PhD in political science from the University of Chicago. Upon completing his graduate study, he joined the faculty as an assistant professor of political science at Washington University in St. Louis. Most recently, he was an associate professor of government at Harvard University.