Garrett Jones

Position title: Ph.D. Student: Political Theory


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Research Interests

American Political Thought, The American Presidency, Ancient Political Theory, Constitutionalism, Early Modern Political Theory, Democratic Deliberation, European Political Thought


His research interests focus on studying the nature of power and political accountability from a constitutionalist perspective. Questions of sovereignty, political representation, and cruelty are at the heart of Garrett’s studies, particularly with regard to executive power and its administrative capacities.

Prior to coming to Wisconsin, Garrett earned his M.A. in Political Theory from the University of Essex and B.A. in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from Michigan State University.

Courses Taught

PS 411: American Constitution: Powers and Structures (Spring 2025)

ILS 206: Modern Western Political Thought (Spring 2023)

Teaching Assistant

PS 160: Introduction to Political Theory – Michelle Schwarze (Spring 2024)

PS 400: American Political Thought – Dan Kapust & Ryan Owens (Fall 2023)

PS 411: American Constitution: Powers and Structures – Howard Schweber (Fall 2022)

PS 412: American Constitution: Rights and Liberties – Howard Schweber (Spring 2022)

PS 140: Introduction to International Relations – Mark Copelovitch (Fall 2021)