I am a political theorist and visiting scholar in the Division of Social Science at New York University, Abu Dhabi. I received my Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2018.  My current research project, “Acts of Identity: A Political Theory of Biography,” engages with the biographical writings of Hannah Arendt, Giorgio Agamben, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Rancière.  Contrary to modern notions of political autonomy, I argue that we are not the “authors” of our own lives.  We cannot predict or control the outcomes of the things we do, and yet our actions define who we are.

More broadly, my research and teaching interests include the history of political thought, contemporary political thought, politics and literature, race and ethnicity, and legal thought.