BIOGRAPHY

I am a political theorist drawn to themes of pluralism, anti-imperialism, vital materiality, agonism, ecofeminism, and the more-than-human. My work engages such themes from a perspective informed by process philosophy, and it frequently draws from the contemporary life sciences and arts to enrich its political investigations. After graduating from Johns Hopkins University in December, 2019, I became assistant professor of political science at Portland State University. On leave from Portland State, today I find myself in enchanting Copenhagen working on a 2-year project, Vital Politics: Rethinking Normativity in the Anthropocene, with Lars Tønder. Our aim is to reimagine democratic normativities in ways that render palpable both creativity and life as vital political norms. So far my research has appeared in Environmental Humanities, Political Theory, Democratic Theory, and New Political Science.