A political theorist with interests mainly in ancient thought and contemporary theory, I'm currently a Lecturer on Social Studies at Harvard University, where I recently received the Ph.D. degree from the Department of Government. In October 2013, I took up an appointment as a postdoctoral Harvard College Fellow; I had previously been a predoctoral Visiting Lecturer in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought at Amherst College.
My research centers on Aristotle and forms of neo-Aristotelianism, with a focus on the intersection of contemporary action theory, ancient philosophy, and democratic ideals of political authority and social cooperation.
At this intersection also stands the topic of practical knowledge. With respect to moral and political theory - and to its history - what follows from holding tight to an essentially practical (i.e., non-contemplative but action-constituting) conception of self-knowledge? Under various guises, my research traces out the answers to this question.
My teaching background includes courses on ancient ethics; the philosophy of social science; contemporary moral, legal, and political theory; and the history of modern social and political thought.
Additional information on my research and teaching can be found on the various pages of this site. And welcome!