Zack Grant

Mr Zack Grant

Job Market Candidate

Research topic:
Crisis and Convergence: How the Combination of a Weak Economy and Mainstream Party Ideological De-Polarisation Fuels Anti-System Party Support
Degree course:
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Research Themes:
Elections Political Parties Elections and electoral politics Comparative Politics and Government  

Academic Profile

I am a doctoral candidate in Politics at St John's College, University of Oxford. My research interests primarily concern public opinion, political parties, and voting behaviour in advanced Western democracies. My thesis examines why particular types of voters choose to vote for 'radical' or 'anti-system' parties, and why aggregate levels of support for those types of parties varies between time and place. I use a mixture of individual-level surveys, aggregate-level data, and experimental tests to provide answers to these questions. 

I commenced my DPhil in October 2016. Prior to this I completed an MSc in Politics Research (2016) at Oxford, and a BA in Politics at the University of Durham (2015). My doctoral research is supported by an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)-funded studentship, with the additional Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) stipend.


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: