I’m a PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago. My primary areas of research and teaching are in the history of modern political thought and contemporary political theory. With the support of a Mellon Foundation Fellowship, I am completing my dissertation, “Factories of Modernity: Labor, Aesthetics, and the Racial Politics of Historical Capitalism,” under the supervision of Jennifer Pitts, Patchen Markell, Sankar Muthu, and, in the Department of History, Paul Cheney.

Charting an original narrative of the historical relationship between global capitalism, colonial slavery, and modern political thought, my dissertation and publications offer new frameworks for understanding capitalist modernity and critiquing its longstanding structures of economic and racial domination.

In the 2017-2018 academic year, I served as the coordinator for the Historical Capitalisms Workshop, which I co-founded with faculty from the Departments of Political Science and History at the University of Chicago. I am currently the co-coordinator of the newly-formed Historical Capitalisms & Social Theory Workshop.

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