Jonathan Gould is a first year graduate student in the Department of Government, where he studies political theory. His research interests include twentieth century democratic theory, public law, American political thought, and social and economic rights. Jonathan holds an A.B. from Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude with highest honors in Social Studies and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. As an undergraduate, his thesis justified positive rights in democratic nations through arguments about the nature of citizenship. He is currently on leave from Harvard Law School, where he is a J.D. candidate. He will be an editor of the Harvard Law Review beginning in fall 2014.