I am a Robina Foundation Visiting Human Rights Fellow at Yale Law School and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science, Yale University, where my research focuses on contemporary critical theory, the political philosophy of the nation-state and European integration, cosmopolitan constitutional theory, international refugee and asylum law, and law and the humanities.
My dissertation develops a theory of post-national constitutional law, sovereignty, and solidarity that draws on conceptions of identity and time from across Anglo-American legal theory, Continental political and ethical thought, and European jurisprudence. My work has been published in Global Constitutionalism (2015), the Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy (2012), and the Yale Journal of International Law (2010).
At Yale College, I have taught on the politics and theory of human rights, political philosophy, the moral foundations of politics, law and globalization, and public international law. In 2014, I helped found the Multidisciplinary Academic Program in Human Rights at Yale, where I now advise participating students and each fall co-teach an advanced human rights seminar.
I received my JD in 2012 from Yale Law School, where I was awarded the Jerome Sayles Hess Fund Prize for excellence in the field of international law and served as student director of the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic. I have worked previously as a legal adviser in the Human Rights Section, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic; the Legal Unit, International Civilian Office/EU Special Representative, Kosovo; and the EU Department, Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic.
I hold a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University (summa cum laude, 2008) and a Master’s degree in Political Science from Yale University (2016) and expect to complete my PhD at Yale in May 2018.
(Image: Zdeněk Sýkora, “Lines 72”, 1990, oil on canvas, detail.)