Russell Muirhead teaches political theory in the Harvard University Department of Government. His teaching and research focus on contemporary debates about justice and the history of political thought.
While at the Radcliffe Institute, Muirhead will be writing a book called “Left and Right: A Defense of Party Spirit.” The book assesses the ways in which partisanship can be a defensible, even admirable, or, in contrast, a lamentable, even pathological, attribute of democratic citizens.
Muirhead received bachelor’s degrees from Harvard College and Balliol College at Oxford and earned his doctoral degree from Harvard University. He is the author of Just Work (Harvard University Press, 2004) and winner of the Roslyn Abramson Teaching Award at Harvard College. He previously taught at Williams College.