PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

 

EDUCATION

May 2019 (expected)             Ph.D. in Political Science, Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, UC Berkeley

Sept 2016- June 2017           Exchange Scholar, University of Chicago

                                                  Host Advisor: Professor Jennifer Pitts, Political Science

May 2012                                M.A. in Political Science, UC Berkeley

Sept. 2010                              M.Sc. in Political Theory, London School of Economics

May 2008                                B.A. in Philosophy & Political Science, Tufts University 

 

DISSERTATION

Laws Living and Armed: the political and legal theory of Thomas Hobbes

Dissertation Committee: 

Kinch Hoekstra (Chair), Wendy Brown, Victoria Kahn, Shannon Stimson, Dan Lee


CONFERENCE AND WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS

 

2018                “Legal Science and Thomas Hobbes,” APSA
2018                “Legal Punishment and Obligation,” European Hobbes Society Conference, University of Amsterdam.
2017                “Legal Battles for Political Authority,” APSA
2016                “Hobbes, Equity, and Arbitrary Will” Oxford University Political Theory Workshop
2016                “What did Equity mean?” History of Political Ideas Early Careers Seminar, Institute for Historical Research, London UK.
2016                “Thomas Hobbes on Legal Authority and Judicial Power,” Western Political Science Association
2016                “Limits of Law,” UC Berkeley Hobbes Workshop
2015                “What are the rules of law?”  Thomas Hobbes on Reason and Passions, Law and Politics Conference, Center for British Studies, UC Berkeley
2014                “Thomas Hobbes on the Rules of Law,” Graduate Conference, Renaissance & Early Modern Studies DE, UC Berkeley
2013                “What are the rules of law?” UC Berkeley Political Theory Workshop

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE, UC BERKELEY

 

Lecturer, UC Berkeley, Political Science Dept.

2018                History of Early Modern Political Thought
2018                History of Modern Political Thought

 

Teaching Assistant, UC Berkeley, Political Science Dept.

 

2017                Ancient and Medieval Political Thought (Prof. Dan Lee)
2014                Ancient History of Political Thought (Prof. Kinch Hoekstra)
2014                Early Modern History of Political Thought (Prof. Shannon Stimson)
2013                Introduction of Political Theory (Prof. Sarah Song)
2013                Gender and International Human Rights (Prof. Helene Silverberg)
2012                Ancient History of Political Thought (Prof. Kinch Hoekstra)

Teaching Assistant, Tufts University, Political Science Dept.

2009                Intro to Modern Political Thought (Prof. Rob Devigne)
2009                Rousseau’s Political Philosophy (Prof. Rob Devigne)
2008                Nietzsche’s Political Philosophy (Prof. Rob Devigne)
2008                Liberalism and Its Critics (Prof. Rob Devigne)

GRADUATE HONORS AND AWARDS

2018                Clark Library Fellowship, Center for Seventeenth-and Eighteenth-Century Studies
2015-2016       Graduate Division's Doctoral Completion Fellowship, UC Berkeley
2011-2016       Departmental Fellowship, Political Science, UC Berkeley
2012                Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, UC Berkeley

ACADEMIC SERVICE, UC BERKELEY

2014                Graduate Student Representative, Political Theory search committee
2014                Thomas Hobbes on Reason and Passions, Law and Politics Conference, Center for British Studies, UC Berkeley, Conference co-organizer
2012-2013       Center for British StudiesGraduate Conference in History of British Political Thought, UC Berkeley, Conference co-organizer and host

 

RESEARCHER EXPERIENCE, UC BERKELEY

2014–2017     Graduate Student Researcher for Prof. Kinch Hoekstra, Creation of Order, copyediting assistance on The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes (2016).