Xavier Wyche Flory

Xavier Wyche Flory

Dissertation Review Committee

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Xavier Flory is a double Ph.D. candidate in political theory at Columbia and Sciences Po, working with Nadia Urbinati, David Johnston, and Frederic Gros.

His dissertation seeks to answer the question, “what should democracy look like in the 21st century?", paying particular attention to the relationship between democracy and technology.

Prior to coming to Columbia, Mr. Flory was a Michel David-Weill Scholar at Sciences Po, where he received his M.A. with distinction, a Thouron Prize Winner at the University of Cambridge, and a Benjamin Franklin Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his B.A. in History summa cum laude in three years.

Mr. Flory also worked at The New York Times and continues to write politically. He speaks fluent French, German, and Italian.