Brian Palmiter is a PhD candidate in Political Theory in the Harvard Department of Government. His research interests span a range of topics in ethics and democratic theory. His dissertation explores the normative challenges posed to American constitutional practice by the use of legal-but-norm-violating political tactics. At Harvard, Palmiter has taught courses in bioethics, constitutional law, the history of political thought, and democratic theory, in addition to coordinating the Graduate Political Theory Workshop. Prior to starting his doctoral studies, he taught 8th and 9th grade English as a Teach for America corps member in Memphis, TN. He holds a BA in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from Michigan State University.