JOHN G FRANCIS

Curriculum Vitae

JOHN G FRANCIS portrait
  • Research Professor, Political Science Department

Biography

Education

  • BA, Political Science, Stanford University
  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Michigan. Project: The Conservative Party in Opposition

Honors & Awards

  • Beaufort Visiting Fellow (elected), Hilary and Trinity Terms, 2012. Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, 01/05/2012
  • Visiting Scholar, Hilary and Trinity terms, 2012. Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics, Oxford University, 01/05/2012

Biography

After receiving a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan, John Francis joined the political science faculty at Utah.  While at Utah, he has served as chair of the Department of Political Science, as elected President of the Academic Senate, and as Senior Associate Vice-President for Academic Affairs.  His research interests are in European comparative politics, federalism, and comparative regulatory policy.  He has recently published articles on federalism and the emergence of rights, on HIV regulatory policy and the importance of public health strategies over criminalization, and on the obligations of states when legal regimes fail.  He regularly teaches courses on European politics, the European Union, and theoretical perspectives on political science.

Affiliations

  • Pacific Council on International Policy , member, 05/2000 - present
  • American Political Science Association (APSA), member, 05/1974 - present

Languages

  • French, basic.
  • Spanish, functional.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Europe
  • United States of America
  • Canada