Welcome. I am a political theorist primarily interested in the nature of the free society broadly speaking. 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. Methodologically, I tend towards the view that normative inquiry is well served by an understanding of empirical inquiry.
I am currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. Previously, I was a Junior Faculty Fellow at the Georgetown Institute of Markets and Ethics.