Department of Politics - Princeton University Princeton University

JOHN KASTELLEC, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics

Professor John Kastellec won a Bobst Award for his proposal, “The Role of Strategic Communication in the Judicial Hierarchy.” Kastellec says, “My research supported by the Bobst Center has focused on the study of appellate judicial decision in the United States. First, I examined how African American judges influence their white colleagues in affirmative action cases. Second, in a project co‐authored with Deborah Beim (Politics Ph.D. now an assistant professor at Yale), I examined how the institution of dissent affects judicial decision making at multiple stages in the federal judicial hierarchy.”