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Zack Grant

Research Fellow
Postdoctoral Research, Nuffield Politics Research Centre

Research Interests: Social class and inequality; families and intergenerational resource distribution; environmentalism and Green parties; party competition and elections.

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Nuffield Politics Research Centre at the University of Oxford.

I research why different people think the way that they do about inequality, the welfare state, immigration, and the environment in Britain and other wealthy democracies. I do this through the analysis of quantitative survey and contextual data.

In addition, I am also interested in explaining why and how party systems change overtime and, in particular, how we can best understand the growth of relatively 'new' political organisations, such as the Greens and modern nationalist parties.

I am currently the recipient of a British Academy-funded Fellowship that aims to understand attitudes to intergenerational inequality and age-related welfare state reforms, working alongside Profs Jane Green and Geoffrey Evans.

My work has been published in the academic journals Comparative Political Studies, Party Politics, and West European Politics.

My personal website can be accessed at:

Zack Grant


Peer Reviewed Articles

Grant, Zack P. and Geoffrey Evans. 2023. 'A New Dilemma of Social Democracy? The British Labour Party, the White Working Class and Ethnic Minority Representation'. British Journal of Political Science [Forthcoming].

Grant, Zack P. and James Tilley 2023. ‘Why the Left Has More to Lose from Ideological Convergence than the Right’. Party Politics. 29 (5): 803-816. DOI:

Grant, Zack P.  2021. ‘Crisis and Convergence: How the Combination of a Weak Economy and Mainstream Party Ideological De-Polarisation Fuels Anti-System Support’. Comparative Political Studies 54 (7): 1256-1291. DOI:

Grant, Zack P. and James Tilley. 2019. ‘Fertile Soil: Explaining Variation in the Success of Green Parties’. West European Politics 42 (3): 495-516. DOI:


Grant, Zack P., Jane Green, and Geoffrey Evans. 2023. Family Matters: How Concerns for Younger Relatives Bridge Generational Divides. London: Resolution Foundation. DOI: nal-nprc-rf-intergenpol-gb-110923.pdf 

Working Papers

Grant, Zack P., Jane Green, and Geoffrey Evans. 2023. `Family Matters: How Concerns about the Financial Wellbeing of Younger Relatives Shape the Political Preferences of Older Adults'.