Nancy Maveety
Nancy Maveety is a professor of Political Science at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she teaches courses in constitutional law, judicial process, and her latest special topics class “Booze, Drugs and the Courts.” She is the author of Glass and Gavel: The U.S. Supreme Court and Alcohol, along with many scholarly works on the U.S. Supreme Court and American judicial politics. She has also written an academic satire novel set in the Crescent City, The Stagnant Pool: Scholars Below Sea Level (2000). Nancy is an amateur cocktail enthusiast and has been a regular attendee of New Orleans’ annual Tales of the Cocktail meeting since its inception more than a decade ago. She supplements her collection and study of interesting and unusual liquors and wines with regular international travel; most recently, she traveled to Barcelona to participate in the vermut-drinking culture of Catalunya. She is also a board member of the New Orleans Citizen Diplomacy Council, a non-profit organization that helps to facilitate the hospitality and exchange of international visitors to the city. Nancy has been a Fulbright Scholar twice, first to Estonia, and more recently to China (PRC). Her interests include opera and chamber music, biking, and activities related to her carnival organization, Krewe of Muses, and to her ladies wine-tasting club, Wine Queens. She lives in Uptown New Orleans in a historic and charmingly rundown shotgun house, with her partner Tom and their beagle Woodrow J. Dog.