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 work offers new frameworks for understanding capitalist modernity and critiquing its longstanding structures of domination, especially as these relate to questions of poverty, inequality, and racialization.

In the 2017-2018 academic year, I co-founded and organized the Historical Capitalisms Workshop with faculty from the Departments of Political Science and History at the University of Chicago. In the 2018-2019 academic year, Historical Capitalisms merged with the Social Theory Workshop to form the Historical Capitalisms & Social Theory Workshop, which I co-coordinate.

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