Guy Burnett

Guy F. Burnett

Assistant Term Professor
Office: SSB 359
Phone: 907-
Email: guyfburnett@uaa.alaska.edu

Education

2007-2012 Ph.D. (ABD) in American Politics and Public Law, Claremont Graduate University

2005-2007 M.A. in American Politics and Public Administration, University of Utah

2001-2003 B.A. in Political Science, Utah State University

Biography

Guy Burnett joined the faculty at UAA in 2012, coming from the sunny clime of Rancho Cucamonga, California. He has formerly lectured on American Politics at Central Texas College (Camp Pendleton) and aboard the USS George Washington (CVN-73). He also volunteered and taught English at all levels in Siberia, Russia where he lived for several years after high school.

Guy's research interests are wide and varied. He is currently finishing his dissertation which is an analysis the Supreme Court case Kelo v. New London (2005). His research focuses primarily on American law and the Constitution, the executive power, the American Presidency, the American Founding, the Federalist and Anti-Federalist debates, law and biology, and law and the military. Outside of American politics, he has studied Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Solzhenitsyn, Czarist and Soviet Russia. He has also studied political philosophy, with an emphasis in Thucydides, Plato, and Aristotle.

When away from his office, Guy prefers doing anything that isn't political science, including hiking, climbing, snowboarding, golfing, birding, gardening, reading, traveling, boating, and running. He hasn't quite become used to the cold Alaskan winters, but is hoping to learn to cross-country ski and snowshoe in the near future.

Guy is a native Californian and grew up in the small farm town of Turlock which is located in the Central Valley.


Publications

"More than a Pastime": A Review of Founding Gardeners by Andrea Wulf, Claremont Review of Books, (Special Edition Spring 2012).

"Warding Off Caesar". The John Adams Center for the Study of Faith, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, (February 2012).

Official Precis of The John Adams Center Conference: The Constitution at Risk? (with Bradley Jensen). From a conference held at Brigham Young University, November 17- 20, 2010.

Manuscripts Under Review

"The Tragedy of Inaction": A Review of Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution by Robert Service (2012).

"Oxytocin and the Biological Basis for Trust in Politics" (with Jennifer L. Merolla, Jorge Barraza, Sheila Ahmadi, and Paul J. Zak). (2012).

"More than a Pastime": A Review of Founding Gardeners by Andrea Wulf, Claremont Review of Books, (Special Edition Spring 2012).

"Warding Off Caesar". The John Adams Center for the Study of Faith, Philosophy, and Public Affairs, (February 2012).

Official Precis of The John Adams Center Conference: The Constitution at Risk? (with Bradley Jensen). From a conference held at Brigham Young University, November 17- 20, 2010.

Manuscripts Under Review

"The Tragedy of Inaction": A Review of Spies and Commissars: The Early Years of the Russian Revolution by Robert Service (2012).

"Oxytocin and the Biological Basis for Trust in Politics" (with Jennifer L. Merolla, Jorge Barraza, Sheila Ahmadi, and Paul J. Zak). (2012).