Harry Hirsch

  • Erwin N. Griswold Professor of Politics

Areas of Study


  • BA, University Michigan Ann Arbor, 1974
  • MA, Princeton University, 1976
  • PhD, Princeton University, 1978


Professor of Politics, Professor Hirsch received his AB from the University of Michigan and his MA and PhD from Princeton University. His specialties are constitutional law and jurisprudence, gender and sexuality, and modern political theory. He has published several books and numerous articles on constitutional theory and practice, gay rights and politics, and the First Amendment.  He teaches courses on constitutional law, gay and gender politics, and American political thought. During 2005-06 he also served as Dean of the Faculty.


Harry Hirsch Publishes Book

January 15, 2016

Professor of Politics Harry Hirsch has published Office Hours: One Academic Life, a memoir and critique of contemporary higher education. Read more about the book on this website.