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Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Florida, 2017-
University Term Professor, University of Florida, 2018-2021
Max Weber Post-Doctoral Fellow, European University Institute, Italy, 2016-2017
Affiliated with the Department of Social and Political Science, Mentor: Richard Bellamy
Ph.D. University of Chicago, Political Science, 2016
Dissertation: “The Work of Politics: Radical Democracy, Political Economy, and the Twentieth-Century Welfare State”
Committee: John P. McCormick (chair), Patchen Markell, Robert Gooding-Williams, and Lisa Wedeen
Visiting Researcher, CRC 597 “Transformations of the State”, Universität Bremen, 2013-2014
M.A. University of Chicago, Political Science, 2012
Joseph Cropsey Prize, Best MA Thesis in Political Philosophy, University of Chicago
B.A. University of British Columbia, Political Science (Honours), 2008
“The Politics of Forward and Backward Infiltration: Toward a Dynamic Understanding of Civil Society and the State,” (co-authored with Cheol-Sung Lee (Sogang University)), Sociological Theory, forthcoming.
“Fictitious Freedom: A Polanyian Critique of the Republican Revival,” American Journal of Political Science, 61, no. 4 (October 2017): 852-863
“Between Charisma and Domination: On Max Weber’s Critique of Democracy,” Journal of Politics, 79, no. 1 (January 2017): 179-192.
“‘Fit to Enter the World’: Hannah Arendt on Politics, Economics, and the Welfare State, American Political Science Review 108, no. 4 (November 2014): 856-869.
“Against Civility, or Why Habermas Recommends a Wild Public Sphere,” Aeon, September 24, 2018
Review of Alexander Gourevitch, From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth: Labor and Republican Liberty in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge 2015), Perspectives on Politics, 16, no. 2 (June 2018): 511-512.
“A Serious Man” (with John Ganz), The Baffler, February 7, 2018.
“Right-Wing Extremists Have a Right to Speak, Not a Right to be Listened To,” The Washington Post, November 6, 2017.
“How (Not) to Criticize Karl Polanyi,” Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, June 5, 2017.
“Communication Breakdown: Critiquing Habermas’s Discourse Theory of Law,” H-Law (September 2011) [Review of Hugh Baxter, Habermas: The Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy (Stanford 2011)].
WORK IN PROGRESS
The Work of Politics: Making a Democratic Welfare State, book manuscript under review
“The Power of Money: Critical Theory, Democracy, and Capitalism,” working paper
FELLOWSHIPS AND PRIZES
Humanities Scholarship Enhancement Fund, University of Florida 2017
Social Sciences/Mellon Advanced Studies Fellowship, University of Chicago 2015 – 2016
Summer Research Fellowship in Political Theory, University of Chicago 2015
Grodzins Prize Lectureship, University of Chicago 2015
Political Science Summer Research Fellowship, University of Chicago 2013
Doctoral Fellowship, Canada Social Science and Humanities Research Council 2012 –2014
Graduate Fellowship, University of Chicago 2010 – 2015
“Substantive Political Equality and Democratic Institutions”
- The Rice Workshop in Humanistic Ethics, April 12-13, 2019, Houston
“Karl Polanyi and the Enduring Dilemmas of Democratic Capitalism”
- “The Political in the Economy and its Law: Symposium in Honour of Professor Christian Joerges,” Dec. 5, 2018, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
“Hannah Arendt: World, Democracy, and the Administration of Things”
- “Economics Through the Lens of Political Theory,” Panel for Relationships Matter: EU Policy-Making Borne from Relational Political Agents (Reframing the EU II), December 5-7, 2018, European Commission, Brussels
“Democracy and the Question of Capitalism”
- Association for Political Theory Annual Conference, Oct. 18-20, 2018, Haverford
- American Political Science Association Annual Conference, Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 2018, Boston
- Philosophy and Social Science Conference, May 16-20, 2018, Prague
- 2nd Annual Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society Meeting, March 15-17, New Orleans
“Transformative Claims: Gender, Domination, and the Welfare State”
- Midwestern Political Science Association Annual Conference, April 5-8, 2018, Chicago
- American Political Science Association Annual Conference, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2017, San Francisco
- Persistent Inequalities: Studying Gender in the 21st Century, European University Institute, March 14, 2017
“The Causality of Fate: Jürgen Habermas and the Critique of Domination”
- Philosophy and Social Science Conference, May 17-21, 2017, Prague
“Fictitious Freedom: Karl Polanyi, Non-Domination, and the Market”
- Annual Association for Political Theory Conference, Oct. 22–24, 2015, Boulder, Colorado
“Democracy and Domination in Max Weber’s Sociology of Religion”
- Western Political Science Association Annual Meeting, April 2-5, 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada
“Visions of the Social: Reform and Democracy in Nineteenth-Century Germany”
- American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Aug. 28-31, 2014, Washington, DC
“Theory and Politics (Graduate),” Fall 2018, University of Florida
“Democratic Theory (Graduate)”, Spring 2018, University of Florida
“Introduction to Political Theory,” Fall 2017 and Spring 2018, University of Florida
“Classics of Social and Political Thought,” Winter 2016, University of Chicago
“The Welfare State and Its Discontents,” Spring 2015, University of Chicago
Best Honors Thesis Award Committee, University of Florida 2017-2018
Placement and Professionalization Coordinator, University of Florida, 2017-
Manuscript Reviewer: Perspectives on Politics, Constellations, Journal of Politics, Raison Politique, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Political Research Quarterly, Democracy and Security, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
Max Weber Fellows Representative, Department of Social and Political Science, European University Institute, 2016-2017
Panel Organizer, “Democratic Theory and the Challenge of the Welfare State,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Aug. 28-31, 2014, Washington, DC