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. I research the determination of political preferences in advanced democracies, and the impacts of those preferences on partisanship and voting behaviour. I have conducted research on the causes of support for anti-system, populist, and Green parties. I am also interested what motivates support (or lack thereof) for environmental legislation and climate change alleviation. I conduct research from a quantitative perspective.

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. I expect to submit my dissertation in the first quarter of 2020. 


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: