Michael Callaghan Pisapia graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in Political and Social Thought and from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a Ph.D. in political science. He teaches courses on American politics and political theory. His dissertation, Public Education and the Role of Women in American Political Development, 1852-1979, won the American Political Science Association’s 2011 William Anderson Award, and is being revised into a book manuscript; and, he won a 2013 Carrie Chapman Catt Prize for scholarship on women and politics, in support of his research. Michael lives in Winston-Salem with his wife Page, and their three children, Sophia, Darian and Amalia.
“Governing Education: Gender, Federalism and the Rise of Women’s Political Authority.” Book manuscript in progress.
“Gendering County Government and the End of 100,000 American School Districts, 1920-1970.” 2013. Publius: The Journal of Federalism (doi: 10.1093/publius/pjt025): 1-27. [Pisapia 2013, gendering county government]
American Politics from American and Japanese Perspectives. 2013. (Okayama: Daigaku Kyoiku Shuppan). With Takakazu Yamagishi. [Available on www.Amazon.co.jp]
“Go West Young Woman (Government is Less Crowded There).” 2011. Clio 22 (2: Spring/Summer). [Pisapia 2011, go west young woman]
“Public Education and the Role of Women in American Political Development, 1852-1979.“ Ph.D. Dissertation (University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2010).
“The Authority of Women in the Political Development of American Public Education, 1860-1930.” 2010. Studies in American Political Development 24 (April): 24-56. [Pisapia 2010, authority]
Pol 113: Introduction to American Government and Politics
Pol 115: Introduction to Political Theory
Pol 219: Political Participation in the United States
Pol 229: Women, Gender and Politics
Pol 275: American Political Thought