- Bachelor of Arts, University Michigan Ann Arbor, 1974
- Doctor of Philosophy, Princeton University, 1978
- Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1978
Professorof Politics and Comparative American Studies, Professor Hirsch 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. During 2005-06 he also served as Dean of the Faculty.