I am a political theorist and an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the Ohio State University.

In the Spring of 2019 I will be a Humboldt Stiftung Fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg. In the past I have held a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellowship at the European University Institute (2011-2012) and a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Princeton University Center for Human Values (2017-2018).

My research agenda is centered on the problem of racial, gender, and religious difference within political theory. Questions that animate my research include: How is difference constructed politically? What are its effects on subjects? How do subjects act politically in response to racialization?

I address this core concern through two main projects. The first project is a book manuscript that offers a critical reading of Kant's and neo-Kantian cosmopolitanism and proposes a transnational cosmopolitanism built upon the post-First World War writings and political practice of  W. E. B. Du Bois.

The second project addresses several dimensions of the political theory of race through examinations of questions of secularism, migration and policing.
At Ohio State I hold courtesy appointments from Comparative Studies, Germanic Languages & Literature, History (Power and the State Constellation), Latina/o Studies, and Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies.


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