I am political theorist at the University of Richmond, teaching as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law Program. I was previously a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and received my PhD from the University of Virginia.
My research and teaching focus on the ideas and technologies that shape how we talk about and practice democratic participation.
My current book project, The Disenfranchisement Complaint, explores how the figure of "disenfranchisement" can serve as a theoretical rubric for understanding and responding to obstacles to participation beyond the ballot box as well as at it. Understanding the ballot as the paradigmatic, but not the sole, terrain of enfranchisement, I focus on how insurgent political movements have conceptualized and pursued enfranchisement by other means.
In addition to democratic theory, I have research and teaching interests that include race and American political development, critical theories of digital media, the relationship between capitalism and democratic institutions, and the history of political thought.