Michael C. Pisapia


Assistant Professor

Office: Kirby 326
Phone: 336-758-3380
Email: pisapimc@wfu.edu

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