I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Nuffield Politics Research Centre at the University of Oxford.
I research why different people think the way that they do about inequality, the welfare state, immigration, and the environment in Britain and other wealthy democracies. I do this through the analysis of quantitative survey and contextual data.
In addition, I am also interested in explaining why and how party systems change overtime and, in particular, how we can best understand the growth of relatively 'new' political organisations, such as the Greens and modern nationalist parties.
My work has been published in the academic journals Comparative Political Studies and West European Politics.
For more information, please view my personal website.
My research interests include:
Elections and electoral politics,
Comparative Politics and Government,
- Grant, Zack P. 2020. ‘Crisis and Convergence: How the Combination of a Weak Economy and Mainstream Party Ideological De-Polarisation Fuels Anti-System Support’. Comparative Political Studies. Forthcoming. DOI:
- Grant, Zack P. and James Tilley. 2019. ‘Fertile Soil: Explaining Variation in the Success of Green Parties’. West European Politics 42 (3): 495-516. DOI: