James A. Morone

Professor
Political Science

James Morone grew up in Rio de Janeiro and New York, received his B.A. from Middlebury College and his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago. Morone has been on the faculty of The University of Chicago, Yale University, and the University of Bremen. He has been at Brown since 1982 where the Brown University classes of 1993, 1999, 2001, 2007, and 2008 awarded him the Barrett Hazeltine Citation.

Morone is the author of Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History (2003) which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and named book of the month by the History News Network. Morone's Democratic Wish: Popular Participation and the Limits of American Government (1990, 1998) won the American Political Science Association's 1991 Gladys Kammerer Award for the best book in the United States and was named a "notable book of 1991" by the New York Times. Morone co-edited The Politics of Health Care Reform (1994), Health Care Policy in the USA and Germany (1996) and, Healthy, Wealthy and Fair (2004). A regular contributor to The American Prospect and The London Review of Books, he has authored more than 130 essays on politics, history, and health care policy.

Morone is past president of the New England Political Science Association and of the Politics and History section of the American Political Science Association. Morone has testified before Congress numerous times. He was a member (and recording secretary) of Governor Mario Cuomo's task force on Universal Health Care for all New Yorkers (UNY*CARE) and a member of the National Academy of Science Committee on the Social and Ethical Impacts of Developments in Biomedicine. Morone is a founding member of the health section of the National Academy of Social Insurance.