Dr. Jeffrey Sachs


Office: BAC 451
Phone: 902-585-1924
Email: jeffrey.sachs@acadiau.ca

Office Hours: Tuesday/Wednesday 1:30-2:30pm


Ph.D. (McGill), M.A. (U of Chicago), B.A. Hons (Rochester)

Research/Teaching Interests

  • Judicial Politics
  • Authoritarianism
  • Politics of the Middle East and Africa
  • Islam and Politics  

Teaching (2023-2024)

  • POLS 2893WI01: Comparative Politics
  • POLS 3083FA01: Issues in International Law
  • POLS 4393/5193WI01: Approaches to the Study of Comparative Politics

Selected Publications

Journal Articles
Sachs, Jeffrey Adam. "Seeing Like an Islamic State: Shari ‘a and Political Power in Sudan." Law & Society Review 52, no. 3 (2018): 630-651.

Moustafa, Tamir, and Jeffrey Adam Sachs. "Law and Society Review Special Issue Introduction: Islamic Law, Society, and the State." Law & Society Review 52, no. 3 (2018): 560-573.

Sachs, Jeffrey Adam. "“Native Courts” and the Limits of the Law in Colonial Sudan: Ambiguity as Strategy." Law & Social Inquiry 38, no. 4 (2013): 973-992.

Sachs, Jeffrey Adam.  2021. “Law and Politics during the Egyptian Revolution,” in The Routledge Handbook on Egyptian Politics, eds. Tamir Moustafa, et. al., New York: Routledge Press.

Sachs, Jeffrey Adam.  2021. “Academic Free Speech in Canada: Recent Trends and Possible Futures,” in Dilemmas of Free Expression, ed. Emmett MacFarlane, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

"Free Speech and Viewpoint Diversity at UNC: Some Thoughts on a New Report" in Heterodox Academy, April 2020.

Do Universities Have a Self-Censorship Problem?, Washington Post (Monkey Cage), April 2019.
The "Campus Free Speech Crisis" Ended Last Year, Niskanen Center, January 2019.
The ‘Campus Free Speech Crisis’ is a Myth. Here are the Facts, Washington Post (Monkey Cage), March 2018. 

The US Faculty Termination for Political Speech Dataset (2000-2020)