Curriculum Vitae


The University of Chicago – Doctor of Philosophy, Political Science, 2019.
Dissertation: “Cruising Politics: Affect, Assemblage, Agonism”
Committee: Patchen Markell (Chair), Lauren Berlant, Robert Gooding-Williams, Bernard Harcourt.

The University of Chicago – Master of Arts, Political Science, 2011.

The University of Chicago – Masters of Arts in the Social Sciences, 2008.

Purchase College (SUNY) – Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, cum laude, 2006.


Purchase College (SUNY): Assistant Professor of Political Science (2020 – present)
– Introduction to US Politics (Fall, 2020).
– Sex, Politics, and Health (Fall, 2020).
– Race, Gender, and the Law (Fall, 2020).

Purchase College (SUNY): Lecturer of Political Science (2019-2020)
– Political Protest and Ideology.
– Politics and the Media.

The University of Chicago: Political Science MA Thesis Preceptor (2016-2017).

The University of Chicago: Political Science BA Thesis Preceptor (2016-2017).

The University of Chicago: Grodzin Lecturer in Political Science (2015).
– “Anti-Social Politics: Against Contract, Community, and Civility.”

The University of Chicago (2013-2016): Lecturer in the College.
– Classics of Social and Political Thought:
— “From Plato To Machiavelli” (2016, 2015, 2013)
— “From Hobbes to Kant” (2013)
— “From Tocqueville To DuBois” (2016, 2014).

Areas of Research Interest:

Political Theory:

  • Modern Continental philosophy and political thought.
  • History of political thought,
  • American Political Development,
  • Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy and political thought,
  • Political economy.

American Politics:

  • Social movements,
  • Race and politics,
  • Constitutional law and theory,
  • Public opinion and ideology.


  • Gender and Sexuality Studies,
  • Feminism,
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Post-colonial Studies
  • Psychoanalysis,
  • Media Studies,
  • Affect Theory.

Activities and Recognitions:

  • Emerging Leaders Initiative Internship, The Legacy Project (2015)
  • Reviewer for Police Practice and Research: An International Journal (2015).
  • Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship (2014-2015).
  • Grodzin Prize Lectureship in Political Science (2014-2015).
  • Discussant for Political Theory Workshop, University of Chicago (2008-2015).
  • Member of the Hannah Arendt Circle Conference Planning Committee, (2009-2010)