Welcome to the website of Samuel Bagg, Ph.D. candidate in political theory and political institutions in the Political Science department at Duke University. My current research centers on democratic theory, though I have wide-ranging interests in the history of political thought, political psychology, political economy, the philosophy of social science, and American pragmatism. For more information about my academic work, please see my research page. See also: videos of me giving lectures and talking about my work; information about my teaching; and a little about my life outside of academia.