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!