Max Smith

Fields of Study: Political Theory, American Politics


Areas of Interest: Democratic Theory, History of Political Thought, American Politics and Political Thought

Max is a 2nd year PhD student with in the Political Science Department focusing on Political Theory and American Politics. He received his BA from the University of Chicago in Political Science with a focus on Political Theory. Before joining Notre Dame’s political science department, Max worked directing large scale voter outreach programs and supporter contact efforts. Max’s primary research interest at Notre Dame is in the conceptualization of political disagreement and difference. He approaches the problem of disagreement and difference in politics from both a historical and a normative perspective.