Charles U. Zug is a doctoral candidate in the department of government. His dissertation, “Demagoguery and American Constitutionalism,” uses American constitutional principles to evaluate instances of demagogic rhetoric through historical case studies from the three branches of American government.
His scholarly work has been published in Critical Review, Interpretation, The Australian Journal of Politics & History, and Perspectives on Political Science. He has written commentary on political and Constitutional issues for several publications, including The Washington Post, Law and Liberty, and The Austin American-Statesman.
He has received grants and fellowships including a Jack Miller Center Summer Fellowship, UT College of Liberal Arts Summer Fellowship, University of Konstanz Research Grant, Charles Koch Foundation Dissertation Grant, UT Recurring Recruitment Fellowship, UT Center for European Studies Teaching Fellowship, Jefferson Center for Core Texts and Ideas Scholarship, Publius Fellowship, Clements Center Graduate Fellowship, and Hertog Political Studies Fellowship.