Celia is a Ph.D. candidate in Harvard’s Department of Government studying political theory and contemporary American politics. Her research examines the intersections between urban design, institutional change, democratic citizenship, and protest. At Harvard, she has worked as a curriculum lead at the Democratic Knowledge Project at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, developing a civics education curriculum for 8th graders. She was a co-convener for the 2020 Ethics and Practice of Dissent Symposium, and has been published with Nace Zavrl in the magazine KINO! She is also a proud co-founder of the Government Department Fiction Book Club, now in its fifth year. Before coming to Harvard, Celia worked as an English language educator in France. She holds a BA with Honors in Political Science from the University of Chicago. During the 2022-2023 academic year, Celia will be a Media and Design Fellow at the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. 


As a Harvard Teaching Fellow, Celia has taught undergraduate courses in American Politics, Comparative Politics, Political Theory, and History & Philosophy. These courses include: 

Res Publica: A History of Representative Government, with Dan Carpenter
French Social Thought: From Durkheim to Foucault, with Peter Gordon
Introduction to Comparative Politics, with Steve Levitsky
Foundations of Political Theory, with Eric Beerbohm

Celia has also proudly advised an undergraduate thesis for a joint concentration in Government and Classics.