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William Selinger

Graduate Student in Government


Selinger is a PhD candidate in political theory in the department of government, studying the history of political thought. His dissertation argues that now-canonical theories of practical judgment and agency were motivated by the day-to-day practices and explosive crises of eighteenth and nineteenth century parliamentarianism, in which such figures as Edmund Burke, Alexis de Tocqueville, and John Stuart Mill served as elected representatives. Before coming to Harvard, Will received a BA from the University of Chicago in 2008.