A Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University from 2013-15, I earned my PhD in Political Theory from Georgetown University in 2011. My book manuscript entitled, Hobbes and the Artifice of Eternity, is forthcoming with Cambridge University Press. Prior to my time at Harvard, I taught from 2011-2013 at the University of California, Davis. I also spent the 2010-11 academic year teaching at Georgetown's campus in Doha, Qatar.
I work primarily on the history of political thought and questions of mortality, religion, honor and self-interest well understood.
In addition to two peer-reviewed articles on Hobbes, I have published work on Benjamin Franklin, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Indian philosopher Muhammad Iqbal. Additional figures I focus on include Machiavelli and Thucydides. I've also enjoyed writing an analysis of the Coen Brothers’ film No Country for Old Men as it related to the main theme of my research.
Hobbes and the Artifice of Eternity, with Cambridge University Press, available late September, 2016.
My chapter, "Reconstructing Islam in a Post-Metaphysical Era:Muhammad Iqbal's Interpretation of Immortality" appears in Muhammad Iqbal: Essays on the Reconstruction of Modern Muslim Thought.
My most recent article, "Sculpting Modernity: Machiavelli and Michelangelo's David" appears in the Fall 2016 issue of Interpretation, A Journal of Political Philosophy.