I am an assistant professor of political science at the University of Minnesota and currently a visiting fellow at McGill University. My work focuses on questions of violence and conflict, specifically on how violence has been conceptualized, represented, and problematized in political theory, in public discourse, and in the history of political thought.
My expertise is in early modern and modern political theory, and I have both research and teaching interests in contemporary political, social, and critical thought as well as in Continental philosophy and rhetorical theory.
Currently, I am working on a book project on violence in the political thought of Niccolò Machiavelli.
From 2011-2013, I am a visiting fellow at McGill University in Montreal on a fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation. In the past, I have held fellowships at Wesleyan University’s Center for Humanities and at the Berlin Program of the Freie Universität, Berlin. I received a Ph.D. in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley, a Diplôme d’Études Approfondies in Political Philosophy and a Maîtrise in Philosophy from the Université Paris X (Nanterre), and a B.Sc. in Government and Economics from the London School of Economics.
My cv is available here.