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I am an assistant professor of political theory in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), and in the Graduate Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto (UTSG).


I received my PhD in Political Science in 2013 from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, and have an MA in Political Science from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I have also held appointments in Political Science and in Gender and Sexuality Studies (GESS) at Tulane University, where I served as the Program Director for GESS.

My research and teaching interests focus on a range of issues in historical and contemporary political thought, including democratic theory, feminist and gender studies, empire and postcolonial politics, and American political thought.


Some of my recent work includes an edited volume which examines the wives of canonical political thinkers from Socrates to Marx, and a study of violence through the lens of popular culture. My first book, The Liberalism Trap (Oxford University Press), examines how liberalism is used as an interpretive frame in contemporary political theory.


My research has been published in journals like The American Political Science Review, European Journal of Political Theory, and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. I've also written for media outlets like The Washington Post

I don't tweet, but I do email.

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