My main fields of research are political theory and the history of political thought. My interests include ancient political thought (especially Aristotle), early-modern and modern European political thought, the political theory of the economy, and theories of history. Prior to Yale, I graduated with first-class degrees from the Universities of Oxford (B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics) and Cambridge (M.Phil. in Political Thought and Intellectual History).
At Yale, I am also part of the International Conference for the Study of Political Thought (CSPT).
Dissertation committee: Seyla Benhabib (Chair), Bryan Garsten, Karuna Mantena, Adam Tooze (Columbia University, Department of History), and David Singh Grewal (Yale Law School).
My dissertation project seeks to recover an appreciation for currency as a central political institution both in the history of political thought and today. By studying five moments of monetary crisis and the imprint they left in the history of political thought I shed light on the changing role of currency, questions of monetary justice, and the politics of depoliticization. Much of the project is framed through a probing of different analogies and disanalogies between money and speech that raise questions of reciprocity and trust. I am particularly interested in Aristotle, Locke, the German Romantics, John Maynard Keynes, and Habermas in this context.
Yale University, Expected May 2016
Ph.D., Political Science
M.A., M.Phil., Political Science, 2014
University of Cambridge, 2010
M.Phil., Political Thought and Intellectual History
First-Class Honours & Distinguished Performance
University of Oxford, 2007
B.A. (hons.), Philosophy, Politics and Economics
First-Class Honors & Distinction in Prelims