Benjamin Bricker | Political Science | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Liberal Arts

Benjamin Bricker

Associate Professor, Political Science

Benjamin Bricker

Office: Faner 3128

Phone: (618) 453-3169



Professor Bricker (Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2013; J.D., University of Illinois, 2008) joined the SIU political science faculty as assistant professor in fall 2014. He holds a cross appointment in the School of Law.

He teaches courses in constitutional law, administrative law, jurisprudence, civil rights & liberties, law & society, and criminal procedure, as well as comparative courses in democratization, European politics, and constitutionalism. His research interests include judicial decision making, comparative legal argumentation, political polarization, and the operation of judicial review in democratic societies. He is the author of Visions of Judicial Review: A Comparative Study of Courts and Policy in Democracies (ECPR Press, 2016).