Conrad is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of British Columbia, and a Fellow of the Institute for European Studies. Conrad’s research focuses on the politics of education, and his dissertation examines the role of ideas and institutions in recent education policy reforms in France and Germany. His main research interests are comparative public policy, European politics, and the relationship between expert knowledge and policy-making.

Conrad is an alumnus of the IES Master of Arts programme, and has research affiliations with the Mitteleuropazentrum at the Technishen Universitaet Dresden and the Observatoire sociologique du changement at Sciences Po in Paris. Currently, Conrad teaches courses at Capilano University on comparative politics, the European Union, and the politics of education.