Professor of Political Science, Prelaw & Legal Studies Director, Florham Institute for Lifelong Learning Director
- American Government & Politics
- Civil Liberties & Civil Rights
- Criminal Law
- Monsters & Bad States
- Law & Society
- Political Theory
- The Constitution
Professor Peabody's research interests include American heroism, constitutional reform, judicial independence, the separation of powers, law and politics, and popular culture. His work has appeared in scholarly journals, law reviews, newspapers (such as the New York Times), and blogs such as Talking Points Memo.
- Ph.D., Political Science, University of Texas at Austin
- B.A., College of Social Studies, Wesleyan (Middletown, Connecticut)
- Short Stories and Political Philosophy: Power, Prose, and Persuasion. Erin Dolgoy and Kimberly Hale co-authors. Lexington Books 2019.
- 2018. "Explaining the Paranoid Style in American Politics: System Disjuncture and Narratives of Fiction." In Flattering the Demos, Marlene Sokolon and Travis Smith, editors. Lexington Books, 2018.
- 2018. "The Curious Incident of Trump and the Courts: Interbranch Deference in an Age of Populism." British Journal of American Legal Studies (2018).
- 2018. "In Age of Trump, we all needed 'Black Panther' to save the day." The Star Ledger and NJ.com. With Krista Jenkins, March 16 (Opinion).
- 2017. Where Have All the Heroes Gone? The Changing Nature of American Valor. Oxford University Press, 2017. Krista Jenkins, co-author.
- 2016. "The Twice and Future President Revisited: Of Three Term Presidents and Constitutional End Runs." Minnesota Law Review Headnotes.
- 2016. "A Path to President Pence." Wall Street Journal. October 9 (Op-ed).
- 2016. "Fifty years later, the Miranda decision hasn't accomplished what the Supreme Court intended." Washington Post. June 13.
- 2016. "Miranda Warning Turns 50: Peeling Apart the Myths & Realities." Cleveland.com. June 12 (Op-ed)
- 2016. "Term limits for Supreme Court Justices." The Bergen Record. February 21 (Op-ed).
- 2015. "A Tale of Two Constitutional Orders? Departmentalism, Judicial Supremacy, and the Presidential Veto." Trinity Law Review.
- 2014. "What We Talk About When We Talk About Courts: Congressional Websites and Changing Partisan and Institutional Attitudes Towards the Judiciary, 2009-2014." British Journal of American Legal Studies 3 (2): 335-366. Kyle Morgan, co-author.
- Spring 2018. Heroism and the Heroic in U.S. History. "Minding the Hero Gap." Keynote speaker at a conference arranged by the University of Frankfurt. Tutzing, Germany, February 11. With Krista Jenkins.
- Spring 2017. Flattering the Demos, "The Paranoid Style in American Fiction," paper presenter for an interdisciplinary workshop held at Concordia University. Montréal, Canada. March 3.
- Fall 2015. American Political Science Association. "The Evolution of President Obama’s Judicial Agenda," paper presenter on The Obama Presidency and Constitutional Law panel. San Francisco, CA.
- Fall 2014. Women in Law Conference. "Running at Justice." Keynote speaker and panel moderator at A Dialogue on the Dynamics of a Fair and Independent Judiciary in a Politically Charged Nation. Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 3.
- Spring 2014. New England Political Science Association. "Postcards from the Edge or a House on Fire? Congressional Websites and Norms of Judicial Independence, 2009-2014." Woodstock, NY.
- Student Government Association's Maddy Award for Outstanding Faculty, Becton College, Fairleigh Dickinson University (2012, 2016)
- Distinguished Faculty Award for Research, Fairleigh Dickinson University (2012)
- Teacher of the Year, Becton College, Fairleigh Dickinson University (2004)
For more on Prof. Peabody, visit his personal website.
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Fairleigh Dickinson University
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