Bernardo Zacka is a research fellow at the Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford and a junior research fellow at Christ’s College, Cambridge. Starting in fall 2018, he will be assistant professor of political science at MIT.
My first book, When the State Meets the Street, will be out with Harvard University Press in September 2017.
The book probes the complex moral lives of the frontline bureaucrats who serve as the everyday face of the state.
I am a political theorist with an interest in ethnographic methods. My research focuses on the normative challenges that arise in the course of public policy implementation. I am also interested, more broadly, in contemporary normative political theory, architecture and urbanism, technology and public policy, and 20-th century European political thought.
I received my Ph.D. from the Department of Government at Harvard University and hold a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.