Melissa Schwartzberg

Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow
(New York University)
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Melissa Schwartzberg is professor of politics at New York University. Her work examines the historical origins and normative justifications of democratic decision-making, with a particular focus on ancient political institutions. She has published two books, Democracy and Legal Change (Cambridge University Press, 2007), and Counting the Many: The Origins and Limits of Supermajority Rule (Cambridge University Press, 2014). From 2014-2015, she held a Mellon “New Directions” Fellowship at the New York University School of Law. While at Princeton, she will work on a book provisionally titled: Judging Democracy: Jurors, Voters, and the Construction of Equal Citizenship.