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I am a political theorist and adjunct lecturer of Social Research and Public Policy 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 is a book manuscript entitled “Untold Lives: A Democratic Theory of Biography.” In this project, I seek to democratize the genre of biography. Looking beyond the extraordinary lives of celebrities, I show how even the actions of the ordinary and obscure contribute to political life.

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