About Me

I grew up in Durham, NC, and went to Riverside High School, before heading to Yale to pursue a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics.

After graduating in 2009, I spent two years at a progressive boarding school in the Swiss alps, teaching history, English, psychology, and economics (and coaching the basketball team). 

In 2011, I returned to Durham to pursue my Ph.D. in Political Science at Duke, where I studied political theory and political institutions with Jack Knight.

In 2017, I moved to Montreal to take up a postdoc at McGill, where I'm working with Arash Abizadeh and Victor Muñiz-Fraticelli, and teaching courses on Capitalism and Democracy (2018-W) and Liberal Political Theory (2019-W).

I come from a family of musicians (check out my sister's music!), and I’ve continued to perform as a pianist here and there — I’m always looking for other folks to play with.

I also like to spend time with my partner EB (a filmmaker and educator) and our cat Hugo.

 Performing Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in D Minor (Durham, NC, 2014)

Performing Mendelssohn's Piano Trio in D Minor (Durham, NC, 2014)

 Asking a question at McGill's Global Justice Workshop (Montreal, 2018)

Asking a question at McGill's Global Justice Workshop (Montreal, 2018)

 My partner EB, a filmmaker and educator (Iquitos, Peru, 2015)

My partner EB, a filmmaker and educator (Iquitos, Peru, 2015)

 Hugo (Durham, NC, 2017)

Hugo (Durham, NC, 2017)