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I am a political theorist with research interests in modern and contemporary political thought, critical social theory, and theories of democracy and the state. 

I earned my Ph.D. from the Department of Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. I am the co-editor of Marxism and the Capitalist State: Towards a Debate (Palgrave, 2023). My work has appeared in journals such as Polity, Contemporary Political Theory, Political Research Quarterly, Historical Materialism, and Science & SocietyMy dissertation, Discipline, Knowledge, and Critique: Marxist Theory and the Revival of the State in American Political Science, 1968-1989, was awarded the 2018 New Political Science Dissertation Award from the New Political Science section of the American Political Science Association. 


I am a Lecturer in Critical Writing at the Marks Family Center for Excellence in Writing at the University of Pennsylvania, where I am also affiliated with the Department of Political Science and the Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy. In addition, I am an Associate Faculty member with the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research

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