I am an Assistant Professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. My scholarly interests are in contemporary political thought, civil liberties, and jurisprudence. My current research explores future challenges to human flourishing (such as climate change, AI, and transhumanism) and how a liberal egalitarian political theory might address them. My teaching interests are in constitutional law, modern and contemporary political thought, and the history of liberalism. A theme of my courses is translating rigorous theoretical knowledge into practices that build solidarity among citizens, promote human flourishing, and resolve systemic threats to both.
I completed an M.A. (2018) and a Ph.D. (2019) in political science at the University of California, Davis. My dissertation explored the concepts of civic friendship and citizen relations in contemporary liberalism with a specific reference to the political philosophies of Kant and Rawls and the jurisprudence of Dworkin. 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!