Ken Masugi

Ken Masugi

Honored Visiting Graduate Faculty
Ashbrook Center
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Ken Masugi is a lecturer of political science for the Advanced Academic Programs department at the Johns Hopkins University Washington Center for Advanced Governmental Studies. Professor Masugi has been a speechwriter for two Cabinet members and for Justice Clarence Thomas, when he was Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He is co-author, editor, or co-editor of eight books on American politics. While directing programs at the Claremont Institute, he also served as editor of its quarterly Claremont Review of Books in its early years. He is on the editorial board of two political science journals. He has taught at several universities, including the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he was Olin Distinguished Visiting Professor; James Madison College of Michigan State University; the Ashbrook Center of Ashland University; and Princeton University. He is currently writing a book on the Declaration of Independence and multiculturalismand a monograph on Tocqueville's Democracy in America.

Research Areas

Political Theory
American Politics
Ethnic Politics


PhD, MA - The New School for Social Research
BA - Claremont McKenna College

Courses Taught

AHG 510 - Great American Texts - Democracy in America
AHG 622 - Religion in American History and Politics
AHG 630 - American Political Rhetoric