Sarah Gustafson is in her fourth year of the PhD in Government (Political Theory) at Harvard University, where she is writing on Tocqueville, welfare, and the theological underpinnings of nineteenth century French thought. She graduated First Honor (Valedictorian) of Davidson College, with degrees in History and French. Her work on Alexis de Tocqueville in the MA in the History of Political Thought at Queen Mary University won the University of London’s Quentin Skinner Prize for Excellence in the History of Political Thought.
A native of Connecticut, during her undergraduate years Sarah lived in Tours and Paris, studying history at the Université François Rabelais and conducting original archival research at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, the Archives de Paris, and the Musée et Archive de la Préfecture de Police de Paris.
She is thrilled to join the team and contribute to the mission of Tocqueville 21.