I am a political theorist with research interests in liberalism and its critics, Ancient Greek political thought, American political thought, democratic theory, and constitutional theory. I have teaching competency in political theory, public law, and American politics. I currently teach in the Department of Politics at Occidental College, where I teach courses in American politics, constitutional law, law and society, and political theory. I received my PhD in 2019 from The University of Texas at Austin. My current research examines Alexis de Tocqueville, John Stuart Mill, and John Dewey's views regarding the conditions under which critical, independent thought can be a salutary force for democratic politics. My scholarship has been published in top journals in political science. I have experience teaching both large lecture classes and small seminars, and have helped undergraduates from diverse backgrounds meet and exceed demanding course expectations.