Max Smith

Fields of Study: Political Theory, American Politics


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

Max is a 4th year PhD student 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. Max’s primary research interest is in theories of disagreement and difference. He is currently working on a dissertation about Machiavelli’s defense of political conflict and critique of partisanship. Before joining Notre Dame’s political science department, Max worked directing large scale voter outreach programs and supporter contact efforts.