CAPS: "Sexual Harassment and the Evolving Civil Rights State"


Friday, April 15, 2016, 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Room K450, CGIS Knafel Building, 1737 Cambridge Street

Please join us for the CAPS Seminar with Shep Melnick as he presents a chapter from his upcoming book, "Sexual Harassment and the Evolving Civil Rights State."

Shep Melnick is the Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Professor of American Politics at Boston College. He teaches a variety of courses on American politics, including Courts and Public Policy, Ideas and Institutions in American Politics, Bureaucracy, Democracy in America, Rights in Conflict, and the American politics graduate field seminar.

Melnick's research and writing focuses on the intersection of law and politics. His first book, Regulation and the Courts, examined judicial influence on the development of environmental policy. His second, Between the Lines, investigated the ways in which statutory interpretation has shaped a variety of entitlement programs. His current research project looks at how the Rehnquist Court is reshaping our governing institutions.

Melnick is co-chair of the Harvard Program on Constitutional Government and a past president of the New England Political Science department. Before coming to Boston College 1997 he had taught at Harvard and at Brandeis, where he served as chair of the Politics department.