I am a political theorist. My research explores questions that lie at the intersection of theories of power, law, and moral psychology as they appear in modern and contemporary political thought. I am particularly interested in the ways in which our subjectivity—both individual and collective—is shaped by language, prejudice, and intuition in different social, political and legal circumstances.
My current work focuses mainly on the contributions of French and German philosophy of the 19th and 20th centuries to theories of individuality, freedom, and authority, within the tradition of political thought. Additionally, I am working on a series of projects that examine the role of charismatic authority and emotions in politics and in legal interpretation. There, I study the role of rhetoric and judgment in liberal democracies, and connect those reflections with questions about civic education and populism.
At Harvard, I was a graduate fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics in 2015-2016, and I am currently a graduate affiliate at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies. I have worked as a teaching fellow in the Government and General Education departments. I have also taught a course on modern political thought at ITAM, in Mexico City, where I took my BA in Political Science.
Before starting my graduate studies, I worked at the Mexican Supreme Court doing research on topics of contemporary political theory and legal studies.