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I am Assistant Professor of Political Science and University Term Professor (2018-2021) at the University of Florida. Beginning Fall of 2020, I will be a Lecturer of Political Theory in the Department of Political Economy, King’s College London. In Fall 2019, I was a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.
Before coming to Florida, I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute. I completed my PhD at the University of Chicago in 2016. I am a political theorist with research interests in democratic theory, critical social theory, theories of political economy, and the history of European social and political thought (especially of 19th- and 20th-century Germany). My first book, The Work of Politics: Making a Democratic Welfare State, is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. I am also working on a second book project that draws together the thought of Karl Polanyi with the tradition of critical social theory to develop an account of the contemporary politics of debt.