Tulane University, Assistant Professor

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 first joined Tulane as a Professor of Practice in 2013, with a joint appointment in Political Science and Gender and Sexuality Studies (GESS), and have also served as the Program Director for GESS.

My research and teaching interests are in 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. I am also completing a book manuscript which examines how liberalism is used as an interpretive frame in contemporary political theory.


My work 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.