Welcome. I am a political theorist with interests in freedom, inequality, and the authority of the state. What ties my work together is an interest in understanding how the realization of political ideals depends not just on coercive institutions, but also on the attitudes, behaviors, and practices of people within and without those institutions.
My current research project focuses on the relationship between freedom and social norms. I believe theorists of freedom have paid insufficient attention to the role such norms play in our freedom. A proper appreciation of social norms in the ideal of the free society ought to make us less sanguine about the state as bastion of freedom.
Starting Fall 2018, I will be a junior faculty fellow at the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics.