Associate Professor of Government, Cornell University, 2018-present.

Associate Professor of Political Science and the College, University of Chicago, 2006–2018.

Assistant Professor of Political Science and the College, University of Chicago, 1999–2006.

Ph.D. in Political Science, Harvard University, 1999.

B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley.

Politics Against Rule: Hannah Arendt and The Human Condition (in progress)

Bound by Recognition (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003). [publisher’s page]

(articles and chapters) [how to get these]

“Neoliberalism’s Uneven Revolution: Reflections on Wendy Brown’s Undoing the Demos.” Theory & Event 20, no. 2 (April 2017). [online version]

“Politics and the Case of Poetry: Arendt on Brecht.” Modern Intellectual History (online ahead of print, November 2016). [online version]

“Domestic Analogies and Household Politics: A Comment on Patricia Owens’s Economy of Force.”  Security Dialogue 47, no. 3 (June 2016): 193–200.  [online version] [archived PDF of MS]

“Unexpected Paths: On Political Theory and History.” Theory & Event 19, no. 1 (January 2016). [online version]

“Anonymous Glory.” European Journal of Political Theory, published online ahead of print (January 18, 2015).  [online version] [archived PDF of MS]

“‘Call Us By Our Names’.”  Theory & Event 17, no. 3 supplement (special issue on Michael Brown and Ferguson, published November 2014).  [online version] (open-access for three months)

“Hannah Arendt, 1906–1975.” In The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, ed. Michael Gibbons, Diana Coole, Lisa Ellis, and Kennan Ferguson (Wiley-Blackwell, 2014). [publisher’s page]

“After the End of Thought.” Contribution to Patchen Markell, Linda Zerilli, Mary G. Dietz, and Tracy B. Strong, “A Voice of One’s Own: Aesthetics, Politics, and Maturity: Symposium on Tracy Strong’s Politics without Vision: Thinking without a Banister in the Twentieth Century, University of Chicago Press, 2012.” Political Theory 42, no. 5 (October 2014): 590-625. [online version] [archived PDF of MS]

“The Moment Has Passed: Power After Arendt.” In Radical Future Pasts: Untimely Political Theory, ed. Rom Coles, Mark Reinhardt, and George Shulman. University Press of Kentucky, 2014. [publisher’s page] [archived PDF, now printable]

“Arendt, Aesthetics, and ‘The Crisis in Culture’.” In The Aesthetic Turn in Political Thought, ed. Nikolas Kompridis. Bloomsbury Academic, 2014. [publisher’s page]

“Arendt’s Work: On the Architecture of The Human Condition.” College Literature 38, no. 1 (Winter 2011): 15–44. [online version] [archived PDF]

“Education, Independence, and Acknowledgment.” In Debating Moral Education, ed. J. Peter Euben and Elizabeth Kiss, Duke University Press, 2010. [publisher’s page] [archived PDF]

“The Experience of Action.” In Thinking in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt on Ethics and Politics, ed. Roger Berkowitz, Jeff Katz, and Thomas Keenan. Fordham University Press, 2009. [publisher’s page] [archived PDF]

“The Insufficiency of Non-Domination.” Political Theory 36, no. 1 (February 2008): 9–36. [online version] [archived PDF of MS]

“The Potential and the Actual: Mead, Honneth, and the ‘I’.” In Recognition and Power: Axel Honneth and the Tradition of Critical Social Theory, ed. Bert van den Brink and David Owen (Cambridge University Press, 2007). [publisher’s page]

“Recognition and Redistribution.” In The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory, ed. John Dryzek, Bonnie Honig, and Anne Phillips (Oxford University Press, 2006). [online version]

“The Rule of the People: Arendt, Archê, and Democracy.” American Political Science Review 100, no. 1 (February 2006): 1–14. [online version] [archived PDF] Spanish translation in Este País 201 (December 2007): 2–23. Reprinted in slightly revised and condensed form in Politics in Dark Times: Encounters with Hannah Arendt, ed. Seyla Benhabib (Cambridge University Press, 2010). [publisher’s page]

“Ontology, Recognition, and Politics: A Reply.” Polity 38, no. 1 (January 2006): 28–39 (special forum on Bound by Recognition). [online version] [archived PDF of MS]

(with Candace Vogler) “Introduction: Violence, Redemption, and the Liberal Imagination.” Public Culture 15, no. 1 (Winter 2003): 1–10. [online version]

“Tragic Recognition: Action and Identity in Antigone and Aristotle.” Political Theory 31, no. 1 (February 2003): 6–38. [online version] [archived PDF of MS]

“The Recognition of Politics: A Comment on Emcke and Tully.” Constellations 7, no. 4 (December 2000): 496–506. [online version] [archived PDF of MS]

“Making Affect Safe for Democracy? On ‘Constitutional Patriotism.’” Political Theory 28, no. 1 (February 2000): 38–63. [online version] [archived PDF of MS]

“Contesting Consensus: Rereading Habermas on the Public Sphere.” Constellations 3, no. 3 (January 1997): 377–400. [online version]

(online publications)
“Hannah Arendt and the Case of Poetry.” Weblog entry, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities (August 6, 2012).

“On Facts (For Elisabeth Young-Bruehl).” Weblog entry, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities (December 19, 2011).

“Power, Arrest, Dispersal.” Weblog entry, Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities (November 7, 2011).

(book reviews) [how to get these]
Review of Ayten Gündoğdu, Rightlessness in an Age of Rights: Hannah Arendt and the Contemporary Struggles of Migrants, in Review of Politics 77, no. 4 (September 2015): 695–697. [online version] [archived PDF]

Review of Alessandro Ferrara, The Force of the Example: Explorations in the Paradigm of Judgment, in Constellations 17, no. 3 (September 2010): 498–500. [online version] [archived PDF of MS]

Review of Raymond Geuss, Philosophy and Real Politics, in Political Theory 38, no. 1 (2010): 172–77. [online version] [archived PDF of MS]

Review essay: Peg Birmingham, Hannah Arendt and Human Rights: The Predicament of Common Responsibility, and Serena Parekh, Hannah Arendt and the Challenge of Modernity: A Phenomenology of Human Rights, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (posted November 19, 2008).

Review of Anthony F. Lang, Jr., and John Williams, eds., Hannah Arendt and International relations: Reading Across the Lines. Ethics and International Affairs 20, no. 4 (Winter 2006): 535–37. [online version] [archived PDF]

Review of John Tambornino, The Corporeal Turn: Passion, Necessity, Politics. Perspectives on Politics 2, no. 1 (March 2004): 128–29. [online version] [archived PDF]

“The Art of the Possible.” Review essay (Jane Bennett, The Enchantment of Modern Life: Attachments, Crossings, Ethics, and Wendy Brown, Politics Out of History). Political Theory 31, no. 3 (June 2003): 461–70. [online version] [archived PDF of MS]

Review of Stephen K. White, Sustaining Affirmation: The Strengths of Weak Ontology in Political Theory. Ethics 112, no. 2 (January 2002): 415–17. [online version] [archived PDF]

“Hannah Arendt’s Difficult Freedom.” (Review of Arendt, Essays in Understanding 1930–1954.) Religion and Values in Public Life 4, no. 1 (Fall 1995): 5–7. [archived PDF]

(other publications) [how to get these]
“Iris Marion Young, 1949–2006.” Memorial minute in the Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 80, no. 5 (May 2007): 184–85. [online version] [archived PDF]

(with Danielle Allen, Robert Gooding-Williams, John P. McCormick, Martha Nussbaum, Cass Sunstein, and Nathan Tarcov) “Iris Marion Young: Tributes from her colleagues in political theory at the University of Chicago,” PS (January 2007): 168–70. [online version] [archived PDF]

“Annotated Bibliography on Hannah Arendt and Feminism.” In Feminist Interpretations of Hannah Arendt, ed. Bonnie Honig. University Park: Penn State Press, 1995. [publisher’s page]

(selected fellowships and awards)
Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring, University of Chicago, 2014.

Member, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, 2012–2013.

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship, 2007–2008

Best Paper Award, Foundations of Political Theory organized section of the APSA, 2006 (for “The Insufficiency of Non-Domination”).

First Book Award, Foundations of Political Theory organized section of the APSA, 2004 (co-winner with Alan Keenan, Democracy in Question).

Faculty Fellowship, Franke Institute for the Humanities, University of Chicago, 2004–05.

Sumner Prize, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, 1999.

Graduate Fellowship in Ethics, Program in Ethics and the Professions, Harvard, 1996–97.

Departmental Citation, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley, 1992 (co-winner with Gaston Alonso)