Professor Hollis-Brusky teaches courses on American politics, constitutional law & theory, and legal institutions at Pomona College. In 2014, she was one of eight recipients of the Wig Distinguished Teaching Award. Hollis-Brusky is also a co-founder of the Southern California Law and Social Science Forum. Her 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 January of 2015.
Hollis-Brusky has also published several articles on the conservative legal movement, Originalism, the unitary executive theory and, more recently, the Christian legal movement. Her works in-progress include an in-depth examination of the empirical and theoretical utility of the concept of the “support structure” in studies of legal mobilization and constitutional development (“Support Structure Theory Revisited”) and a co-authored book project with Joshua C Wilson, University of Denver (Higher Counsel: The Rise of the Conservative Christian Legal Movement).
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, AirTalk with Larry Mantel, and California Edition with Brad Pomerance. In October 2015, she had the privilege of interviewing Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at Pomona College.