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 a course on Capitalism and Democracy.
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.