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Charles Zug

M.A., Government (2017), University of Texas at Austin

Doctoral Candidate
Charles Zug



Demagoguery in American Politics; Public Law; American Political Thought and Development


Charles Zug is a doctoral candidate in the department of government. His dissertation, "The Uses and Abuses of Demagoguery in American National Government," argues for a descriptive theory of demagoguery through comparative case-studies of Constitutional officers in the three branches of American government.

His scholarly work has been published in Critical Review, Interpretation, The Australian Journal of Politics & History, and Perspectives on Political Science. He has written punditry on Constitutional issues for several publications, including The Washington Post and The Austin American-Statesman.

He has received grants and fellowships including a Jack Miller Center Summer Fellowship, UT College of Liberal Arts Summer Fellowship, University of Konstanz Research Grant, Charles Koch Foundation Dissertation Grant, UT Recurring Recruitment Fellowship, UT Center for European Studies Teaching Fellowship, Jefferson Center for Core Texts and Ideas Scholarship, Publius Fellowship, Clements Center Graduate Fellowship, and Hertog Political Studies Fellowship.

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