Sean Gray

Sean Gray

Lecturer on Social Studies
Adjunct Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy
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Sean Gray is a Lecturer on Social Studies. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer in Ethics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Research Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. His research and teaching interests are in democratic theory, critical social theory, and deliberation and public engagement. He also has interests in applied ethics and the history of political thought (particularly Rousseau, Kant, and J.S. Mill). His current book project, Democracy and Silence, theorizes how silence can be a form of political engagement and links communicative uses of silence in politics to changing patterns of participation and nonparticipation across the developed democracies. Gray was previously a Graduate Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of British Columbia (2016) and a B.A. (Hons.) from Queen’s University, Canada.


2020-21 Courses
Social Studies 10a: Introduction to Social Studies (Fall)
Social Studies 10b: Introduction to Social Studies (Spring)
Social Studies 98ti: Innovating Democracy: Designing Public Engagement for the 21st Century (Spring)

Contact Information

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