Jonathan Gould is a Democracy Doctoral Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and a Ph.D. candidate in Harvard’s Department of Government. His research focuses on the legislative process in the United States, in particular on issues around legislative representation, parliamentary procedure, lawmaking and obstruction, logrolling, and voting rules. His work draws on a variety of methods and literatures, including from political theory, public law, and political science.
Gould received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as President of the Harvard Law Review. He has designed and taught an interdisciplinary seminar on public law at Harvard College and has served as a teaching assistant at Harvard Law School. He has worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Judge David Barron on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and he has spent summers at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division and at the Public Citizen Litigation Group. Gould is a graduate of Harvard College, where he received an A.B. in Social Studies.