Grant Sharratt is a PhD candidate in Political Science, majoring in Political Theory and minoring in International Relations. Grant received his BA from Capital University in 2015, majoring in Political Science. He is currently writing his dissertation, which argues for a republican conception of citizenship through the shared experience of service. This affirmative view of citizenship is opposed to both the de-politicized view of citizenship in contemporary liberal democracy, as well as the search for a genuine “people” under the rising tide of populism.
Grant is also interested in theories of freedom, labor politics, and civic virtue. He has written recently on freedom at work, freedom from work, and the need for increased protection for workers against the arbitrary will of employers and the broader labor market. Grant has also recently taken up the question of transposing civic virtue into the workplace, which promises to augment the voice of workers by elevating the common good over particularized interests.