Eugene Mazo is a nationally-recognized expert in the law of democracy. His research focuses on election law, legislation, the regulation of the political process, democratic development, and constitutional design.
Professor Mazo teaches at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he holds an appointment in the Thomas R. Kline School of Law and in the Department of Political Science at the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts. He previously taught at Rutgers Law School and Seton Hall Law School, as well as at George Mason University, the University of Maryland, and Wake Forest University. At the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), the scholarly umbrella organization that overseas law schools in the United States, Professor Mazo is the past president of the Section on Election Law and has also long served on the executive committee of the Section on Constitutional Law. .
Professor Mazo has long been a scholar of the democratic process. He was a post-doctoral scholar and research fellow at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), an affiliated scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), and a visiting researcher at the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREEES), all at Stanford University. He has received grants from the Social Science Research Council and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and he is a past recipient of the Paul & Daisty Soros Fellowship for New Americans.
Professor Mazo has frequently been cited in the media, including in the New York Times, Washington Post, Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Politico, U.S. News & World Report, Foreign Policy, and many similar publications. He has been a guest blogger for Prawfsblawg and can often be found ruminating about democracy on Twitter. His academic articles can be downloaded from the Social Science Research Network
A graduate of Columbia College, Professor Mazo holds a master's degree from Harvard, a doctorate in politics from Oxford, and a law degree from Stanford, where he served as articles editor of the Stanford Law Review and editor-in-chief of the Stanford Journal of International Law. Prior to beginning his teaching career, he worked as an associate at a New York-based law firm and as the general counsel of a small company in California. The child of immigrants, Professor Mazo was raised in Newark, New Jersey.