Welcome! I am a lecturer in the Program on Ethics, Politics, and Economics and Department of Political Science at Yale University. My research and teaching interests include the history of political thought, constitutional theory and practice, the philosophical dimensions of political economy, business ethics, American political development, African-American political thought, and the political thought of slavery and abolition. I am the author of Commerce and Manners in Edmund Burke’s Political Economy (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020). My current book project, The Idea of Civil Society in African-American Thought, is an examination of African-American thinkers’ perspectives on the idea of civil society in its political, social, economic, and religious dimensions.
I live in Connecticut with my wife and two daughters. I enjoy rooting for Boston sports teams and playing Scrabble, chess, and pickup basketball in my spare time.