about

 
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I am an assistant professor of political science at McGill University in Montreal, and I specialize in political theory and the history of political thought.

My current research is concerned with theoretical and historical questions concerning the relation between violence and political imaginaries. Specifically, I study how violence and conflict have been conceptualized, represented, and problematized in the history of political ideas and in public discourse.

Presently, I am working on a book project on violence in the political thought of Niccolò Machiavelli.

I have research and teaching interests in the history of European political thought (early modern and modern), critical theory, contemporary political and social theory (including feminist and postcolonial theory), as well as in rhetorical theory and textual interpretation.

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.

A (more or less) current cv is available here, and my contact information is here.