I received my doctorate in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 2014. From 2013-2015, I conducted post-doctoral research at Heidelberg Universität and the Institut für Philosophie at the Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main. I’ve taught at the University of Masschusetts, Amherst, Amherst College, and am currently the Assistant Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College and Visiting Assistant Professor of Politics. I am also Associate Faculty at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research in New York City. I work on Hannah Arendt, Critical Theory, the Frankfurt School, poetics, aesthetic theory, and the history of political thought.

My work has appeared in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Public Seminar, OpenDemocracy, Theory & Event, Contemporary Political Theory, The South Atlantic Quarterly, The Journal of the Hannah Arendt Center, and Amor Mundi, among other publications. I have collected and edited Hannah Arendt’s poetry and translated it from German to English, which is forthcoming. My second manuscript is a biography of Hannah Arendt forthcoming from Reaktion Books. I’m finishing a memoir about sexual violence in academia, and am currently beginning a new project on Hannah Arendt and the Frankfurt School. 

I am the managing editor for the Hannah Arendt Center’s annual journal Hannah Arendt, a monthly column on Art & Arendt, and the weekly publication Quote of the Week.

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