Clyde Ray is assistant professor and program director of politics and public service at Holy Cross College in South Bend, Indiana. He is the author of several books and articles on topics ranging from the American Constitution and political leadership to Jane Austen and comparative constitutional design. He is currently at work on a volume addressing the topic of liberal constitutional legitimacy in the twenty-first century.
Ray holds a PhD from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, an MA from Villanova University, and a BS from Western Carolina University, all in political science. At Holy Cross, he has taught a range of courses, including American politics, issues in world politics, political philosophy, and political economy. As an SNF Agora-IHS Visiting Fellow, he is interested in non-electoral sources of democratic government, including free and open speech and inquiry.