I am an assistant professor in the Department of Politics at Princeton University.  My main research area is judicial politics, but I have broad interests in the study of American politics. My current research analyzes the dynamics of collegial decision making on three-judge panels of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, with a particular focus on how the judicial hierarchy interacts with collegiality to influence individual judicial voting.  I am also working on a series of papers that examine both the sources of public opinion about courts and judges and the effect of public opinion on Supreme Court nominations and on judicial decision making. My research has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Law, Economics & Organization, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and Political Research Quarterly. I received my B.A. (2000) from Georgetown University and my M.A. (2004) and Ph.D. (2009) from Columbia University.

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Princeton University

Department of Politics

39 Corwin Hall

Princeton, NJ 08544

609-258-8951

jkastell@princeton.edu

 

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