Brad Epperly

(He, Him, His)

Associate Professor

Political Science
Office: ART 229
Phone: 250.807.8810

Research Summary

Rule of law; law and politics; democracy and authoritarianism; postcommunist politics

Courses & Teaching

Introduction to Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (POLI 223); Contemporary European Politics (POLI 464)



PhD, University of Washington
MA, European University, St. Petersburg
BA, University of California Santa Cruz

Selected Publications & Presentations

Brad Epperly. 2020. The Political Foundations of Judicial Independence in Dictatorship and Democracy, Oxford University Press

Brad Epperly, Christopher Witko, Ryan Strickler, & Paul White. 2020. “Rule by Violence, Rule by Law: Lynching, Jim Crow, and the Continuing Evolution of Voter Suppression in the U.S.” Perspectives on Politics, 18(3)

Brad Epperly & Jacqueline Sievert. 2019. “Conflict and Courts: Civil War and Judicial Independence Across Democracies.” Political Research Quarterly, 72(3)

Brad Epperly. 2019. “Myth of the Postcommunist Citizen: Communist Legacies and Political Trust.” Social Science History, 43(2)

Brad Epperly. 2018. “(Re)examining the Insurance Model of Judicial Independence Across Democracies.” Journal of Law and Courts, 6(2)

Selected Grants & Awards

Michael J. Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award (University of South Carolina)


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