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I am currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science at the University of Amsterdam.  I recently received my PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago.   My interests range widely in the history of political thought, contemporary democratic theory, American political thought, global justice, and normative perspectives on political economy. My book manuscript project, tentatively entitled Oligarchs Among Us, provides a historically informed theorization and critique of oligarchic power in contemporary democracies. My work has appeared in the European Journal of Political Theory, Polity, and Inquiry.

Publications:

 "Aristotle and the Problem of Oligarchic Harm: Insights for Democracy,"  European Journal of Political Theory (2019) (Click here to access article.) 

Is This What Democracy Looks Like? (Never Mind Epistocracy),” Inquiry (2018) (with Enzo Rossi) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0020174X.2018.1502924

 "Cold War Prophecy and the Burdens of Comparative Thought: A Case for Revisiting Louis Hartz,"  Polity (2017)

 From 2010-2013 I served as a founding editor of the "Art of Theory," an online political theory journal, whose archives are available here http://www.artoftheory.com/

My essay, "Charlie Trotter as Philosopher," was published in Issue 8 of The Point Magazine (2014) http://thepointmag.com/2014/examined-life/charlie-trotter