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Jason Casellas to be Visiting Chair at Oxford


Associate Professor Jason Casellas was recently offered a position at Oxford University as the John G. Winant Visiting Professorship for American Government for the academic year 2023-24. He joins a distinguished group of scholars of American politics to hold the position.

The position was established by Rivington and Joan Winant to honor Rivington’s father, John G. Winant, who served as the first head of the Social Security Board under President Franklin D. Roosevelt. He was also ambassador to the court of St. James’s from 1941 to 1946, facilitating the alliance between the United States and Great Britain during the second world war. The current holder of Casellas’s Winant Visiting Professorship is Dr. Margaret Weir, Wilson Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science at Brown University.

Casellas intends to utilize his expertise in Latino politics, state politics, public policy, legislative politics, and immigration policy, and will no doubt excel at this esteemed position.