Kevin Elliott

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Lecturer in Ethics, Politics, & Economics


Kevin J. Elliott is a political scientist and Lecturer in Ethics, Politics, & Economics at Yale University. His main research interests are in political theory, particularly democratic theory, and focus on the ethics of democratic citizenship, political epistemology, and the normative justification and design of political institutions. Much of his research investigates questions at the intersection of normative and empirical inquiry, and so draws from both.

He is author of Democracy for Busy People (University of Chicago Press). His work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Political Theory, Critical Review, Contemporary Political Theory, CRISPP (Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy) and Res Publica. He received his PhD from Columbia University in 2015, a Master’s in Political Theory from the London School of Economics, and his BA from UCLA (Summa Cum Laude; Dept & Collegiate Honors). His research has been supported by the U. S. Department of Education, Princeton University’s University Center for Human Values (UCHV), Columbia’s Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), and the Institute for Humane Studies.


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