Professor Hollis-Brusky teaches courses on American politics, constitutional theory and law, and legal institutions at Pomona College. In 2014, she was awarded the Wig Distinguished Teaching Award for Excellence in Teaching at Pomona College. Her Introduction to American Politics class was also featured on the front page of the Los Angeles Times.
Professor Hollis-Brusky’s research focuses on the dynamics of constitutional change and the role “support structures” play in that process — i.e., networks of lawyers and academics, non-governmental institutions, and ideas. Her first book Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution(Oxford) was published in 2015.
She has also published several articles on the conservative legal movement and, more recently, the Christian lawyering movement. Her works-in-progress include an analysis of the litigating behavior of select New Christian Right Public Interest Law Firms and a book project (Culture Warrior, Esquire) examining the rise and influence of New Christian Right law schools and legal training programs (with Josh C. Wilson at the University of Denver).
Professor Hollis-Brusky has written and spoken about the Supreme Court in various media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, Life of The Law, The Washington Post, ProPublica, AirTalk with Larry Mantel and California Edition with Brad Pomerance. She is also one of the co-founders and steering committee members of theSouthern California Law and Social Science Forum.