Charles U. Zug is a visiting assistant professor in political science and leadership studies at Williams College. His research focuses on public law and American political development, with an emphasis the interaction of demagoguery and populism and American political institutions. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in government from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.A. from St. John’s College. His writings have appeared in peer-reviewed journals as well as popular-press outlets, including in The Journal of Law and Courts (forthcoming), The Monkey Cage Blog at The Washington Post, The Austin American-Statesman, and others.