About Me

I am a political theorist and currently Assistant Professor of Political Science at Murray State University.

My main research interests are in political theory and American politics, particularly democratic theory and public opinion. Thematically, my research focuses on the ethics of democratic citizenship and the normative justification and design of political institutions, particularly in order to promote the representation of marginalized groups. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Critical Review, Contemporary Political Theory, and Res Publica. (See my Research page for details).

I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University and a Master of Science in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science. I did my undergraduate work in Political Science and Public Policy at UCLA, where I earned departmental and collegiate honors and graduated summa cum laude. I also previously taught at Columbia University.

In my spare time, I run, bike, and spend inordinate amounts of time in used bookstores.