Claire Wofford

Associate Professor

Address: JC Long, 9 Liberty Street, Room 226
Office Hours: By appointment only
Phone: 843.953.5724
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Claire Wofford joined the Department of Political Science in January 2012. She currently holds the rank of Associate Professor and is also the Director of the Pre-Law Advising Program at the College of Charleston. She offers courses on American Government, Constitutional Law, and Civil Liberties at the undergraduate level.  

Dr. Wofford’s research interests are in the field of American politics, with a particular emphasis on the U.S. legal system. Her work has appeared in Law & Society Review, Journal of Law & CourtsJustice System Journal, Politics & GenderAmerican Politics Research, and Journal of Political Science, among others. She is currently exploring whether and how litigants constrain judicial decision-making and how race and gender shape the civil litigation process. Dr. Wofford has also offered commentary and opinion pieces for a variety of print, radio and television media, including The Baltimore SunThe Post & CourierChristian Science MonitorAtlanta Journal-ConstitutionPolitico, and National Public Radio 

Dr. Wofford earned her Ph.D. in Political Science from Emory University in December 2011. She also holds a J.D. from Duke University School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College.


Ph.D., Emory University
J.D., Duke University School of Law
B.A., Wellesely College
Field of Specialization: U.S. legal system and the role of race, class, and gender in structuring political power.