I am a Ph.D. candidate in political theory in the Department of Government. I am primarily interested in contemporary political theory, with a focus on democratic theory, theories of federalism, political epistemology, and political institutions. My dissertation, titled The Competitive State, explores the role of political competition in contemporary democracies and federations and puts forward a novel plan for a better reorganization of competitive politics. My other research projects include work on the territorial rights of states, innovation and politics, and the design of regulatory institutions. I hold an A.B. in economics from Princeton University.