Jeremy D. Bailey

Jeremy D. Bailey is a Professor in the Department of Classic and Letters at the University of Oklahoma, where he holds the Sanders Chair in Law and Liberty and is the Director of the Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage. His research interests include the political thought of the early republic as well as constitutional controversies concerning executive power.  His books include The Idea of Presidential Representation: An Intellectual and Political History (University Press of Kansas, 2019), James Madison and Constitutional Imperfection Cambridge University Press, 2015), The Contested Removal Power1789-2010 (University Press of Kansas 2013, coauthored with David Alvis and Flagg Taylor), which was named a 2014 “Outstanding Academic Title” by Choice, and Thomas Jefferson and Executive Power (Cambridge University Press 2007).  His articles have appeared in American Political Science ReviewHistory of Political ThoughtReview of PoliticsPolitical Research Quarterly, American Politics ResearchHarvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Publius, Presidential Studies Quarterly and Critical Review. With Susan McWilliams, Bailey is editor of the American Political Thought book series published by University Press of Kansas.

Bailey attended Rhodes College and received his Ph.D. from Boston College, where his dissertation was the 2004 co-winner of the American Political Science Association’s E. E. Schattschneider Prize for best dissertation in American politics.  He lives in Norman with his wife Wyndham.