Dr. Ross Dardani completed his undergraduate degree at SUNY New Paltz and earned his Ph.D. at the University of Connecticut in the fields of public law and political theory. He is currently a visiting assistant professor in the political science department at Muhlenberg College. His research and teaching interests include law and society, constitutional law, critical race theory, U.S. government and American political thought. He studies how the Supreme Court influences American politics, the manifold ways law matters to ordinary citizens and the societal forces that shape the U.S legal system. He has a particular focus on how the Supreme Court’s decisions involving race relations are influenced by the larger structural forces of U.S. society. He has interned at the Clerk’s Office of the Supreme Court of the United States and worked at the American Bar Association.