Professor Tom Powers teaches Constitutional Law and Religion and Politics at Carthage. His work related to the legal field explores the interrelationships between political theory and constitutional law in particular. He has published scholarly works on anti-discrimination politics, civil liberties and the war on terror, and the religion clauses of the First Amendment. He is finishing a book on American civil rights politics, titled "American Multiculturalism and the Anti-Discrimination Regime: The Transformation of Liberal Pluralism."
Prof. Powers came to Carthage from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, where he was an assistant professor of political science from 2001 to 2008. He was previously an instructor in political science at the University of Toronto. He earned a B.A. in political science from the University of Chicago in 1984, then served four years as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army before earning a master's degree and Ph.D. in political science from the University of Toronto. He joined the Carthage faculty in 2008. Read more.
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