Comparative American Studies
Department Chair:
Wendy Kozol, Chair

Administrative Assistant:
Linda Pardee

Department Email:

Phone: (440) 775-5290
Fax: (440) 775-8644

King 141
10 N. Professor Street
Oberlin, OH, 44074-1095

Harry Hirsch

Harry Hirsch

Professor of Politics (2005) and Comparative American Studies
Member of the Comparative American Studies Committee
Affiliate of GSFS

Contact Information


Rice Hall 209
(440) 775-6855

Harry Hirsch

Harry Hirsch

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts, University Michigan Ann Arbor, 1974
  • Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1978
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1978

Professor of Politics and Comparative American Studies, received his A.B. from the University of Michigan and his M.A. and Ph.D. 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.