- left-Populism, Nationalism, the French Revolution, Cosmopolitanism, post-Marxism
Hi! I am a political theorist with an interest in continental philosophy, contemporary left-wing politics, and the fate of the nation-state in our globalizing world. My dissertation research pursues the question, through the perspective of post-structuralist discourse theory and contemporary political theory, of what normative and strategic problems arise when left-populist movements attempt to articulate the 'nation' as empty signifiers or privileged nodes in their discourse. I am studying this theoretical enigma through the case of Jean-Luc Mélenchon's 2017 presidential campaign in France. I am originally from Long Island, New York before relocating to Colchester for the PhD.
MA The University of Chicago (2018)
BA Hobart and William Smith Colleges (2016)