Welcome. I am a doctoral graduate in politics at the University of Virginia studying political theory. I research contemporary political theory, with a focus on freedom, social norms, and inequality.
My current project argues that political ideals of freedom ought to take account of the informal social norms and practices of a society. Such norms work both alongside and below the formal political and legal institutions. Neglecting them will lead us astray when thinking critically about more formal institutions. Further, social norms generate their own dangers for our freedom.