Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies
Center for Australian and New Zealand Studies

2021-22 Clark Scholars

 Grant Durow

Grant Durow is a senior in the College of Liberal Arts triple majoring in Plan II Honors, Government, and French Studies. He joined the Clark Center in January 2020 after taking Dr. Evans’ class on Australian Society and Politics which sparked his fascination with Australian politics and comparative politics as a whole. Grant has been involved in local politics as parliamentarian and then secretary of the University Democrats at UT in 2019, and he has undertaken additional political science research by working with Dr. Zachary Elkins for the Comparative Constitutions Project during the summer of 2021. Grant has also begun work on a government honors thesis focused on the potential influence increasing electoral competition from right-wing populist parties has on the political positioning of centrist parties and political figures. Given his fluency in French, Grant intends to specifically examine the case of Emmanuel Macron’s alleged shift to the right in response to competition from Marine Le Pen. After graduation, Grant hopes to find work in political advocacy or the nonprofit sector before pursuing his eventual goal of becoming a professor of comparative politics. In his free time, Grant loves cooking, listening to ABBA, trying out new restaurants, practicing French, and traveling to Canada and the Pacific Northwest.

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