Garrick Percival

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San Jose State University
One Washington Square
San Jose, CA 95192-0119

Tuesday 1:00pm - 2:00pm in-person (cancelled May 28, 2024)
Wednesday 1:00pm - 2:00pm in-person (cancelled May 29, 2024)
Thursday 1:00pm - 2:00pm in-person (cancelled May 30, 2024)
And by appointment

Ph.D. University of California, Riverside, 2005

Garrick Percival earned his Ph.D. in political science at the University of California, Riverside in 2005. His work focuses on American and California politics, criminal justice policy, and racial and social inequality. He is the author or co-author of three books: Smart on Crime: The Struggle to Build A Better American Penal System (2015), California Politics and Government: A Practical Approach (15ed, 2021), and California’s Recall Election of Gavin Newsom: Covid-19 and the Test of Leadership (2022). He is currently working on two primary projects. The first is focused on local prosecutors and their relationship to California's de-incarceration efforts. The second, a book-length monograph, investigates fractures within the Democratic Party around criminal justice reform. His work has appeared in State and Local Government Review, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, Social Science Quarterly, Political Research Quarterly, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and the Policy Studies Journal, among other outlets. In his spare time, Professor Percival enjoys cycling, running, San Jose Sharks games, baseball, and taking in with his family all the warmth, beauty, and great food the Bay Area has to offer.