About Me

I am a political theorist and Core Lecturer in Contemporary Civilization in the Political Science Department and the Center for the Core Curriculum at Columbia University.

My main research interests are in political theory and American politics, particularly democratic theory and public opinion. Thematically, my research focuses on the ethics of democratic citizenship and the normative justification and design of political institutions, particularly in order to promote the representation of marginalized groups.

I hold a Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University and a Master of Science in Political Theory from the London School of Economics and Political Science. I did my undergraduate work in Political Science and Public Policy at UCLA, where I earned departmental and collegiate honors and graduated summa cum laude.

In my spare time, I run, bike, and spend inordinate amounts of time in used bookstores.