I am an Assistant Professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. My scholarly interests are in contemporary political thought, jurisprudence, and social justice. My current research explores contemporary debates in political theory (such as climate change, social justice, and wealth inequality) and how a liberal egalitarian political theory might address them. My teaching interests are in contemporary political thought, history of political thought, and jurisprudence. A theme of my courses is translating rigorous theoretical knowledge into practices that build solidarity among citizens, temper individualism, and promote a more egalitarian society.


I completed an M.A. (2018) and a Ph.D. (2019) in political science at the University of California, Davis. My dissertation explored one aspect of citizenship theory, namely an investigation into the concept of civic friendship and its role in supporting solidarity among diverse citizens. Before my graduate work, I attended law school at The George Washington University Law School (2012). I then practiced commercial litigation until 2015 in Washington, DC, at Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP (now Faegre Drinker), a national law firm.


Above all, I love to work with intellectually curious people, and I am a fearless defender of my campus communities. Please feel free to contact me with questions or research interests!


Curriculum Vitae


University of California, Davis
Ph.D., political science | 2019
M.A., political science | 2018
Fields: political theory/philosophy; constitutional law; jurisprudence

The George Washington University Law School
J.D., law | 2012
Fields: constitutional law; critical legal theory; jurisprudence
Editor-in-Chief, The George Washington International Law Review, 2011-2012


University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; Political Science
Assistant Professor (constitutional law & political theory) | beginning Fall 2021

California State University, Monterey Bay; Humanities & Communication
Lecturer (full-time, law & political thought) | 2019-Present

California State University, Sacramento; Political Science
Lecturer (part-time, law & political thought) | 2016-Present

University of California, Davis; Political Science
Instructor (part-time, law & political thought) | 2015-2019


Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP
Associate/Law Clerk | 2011-2015
Areas: commercial litigation, antitrust review, appellate practice


State Bars
District of Columbia
Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

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  • Many of our most serious conflicts are conflicts within ourselves. Those who suppose their judgements are always consistent are unreflective or dogmatic.

    - John Rawls -

  • It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.

    - Jean-Jacques Rousseau -

  • How then is perfection to be sought? Wherein lies our hope? In education, and in nothing else.

    - Immanuel Kant -



“The Kingdom of Friends: A Kantian Theory of Citizen Solidarity” in Philosophia

Under Editorial Review
“Justice as Friendship: Fraternity in Rawlsian Liberalism”

“‘An Age Where Lawyers Rule’: The Late-Modern Lawyer as True Politician in Weber’s Religiopolitical Framework”

In Progress
“Rawls, Primary Goods, & Restorative Justice within Liberal Egalitarianism”

“Apatheism: A Primer”