Photo by Linda Cicero

Photo by Linda Cicero

I am an Assistant Professor* in the Department of Political Science at Stanford University.  My research focuses on early modern political theory and the history of International Relations thought.  

My book, Political Realism in Apocalyptic Times (Cambridge University Press, 2018), traces the responses of three canonical political realists—Niccolò Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, and Hans Morgenthau—to hopes and fears about the end of the world.

A second book project, Absolving God: Hobbes’s Scriptural Politics, tracks and explains changes in Thomas Hobbes’s strategies of Scriptural argument over time.  

My other ongoing research projects explore methods of textual interpretation and the ethics and politics of catastrophe.

*Tenured August 2019. Change to Associate Professor will take effect February 2020.