I'm a political theorist at Newcastle University.
Last year I was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford's Center for Ethics and before that I studied in Oxford, Toronto, and Frankfurt.
My main research interest is in democratic theory; I interpret and evaluate novel forms of representation and participation.
I also work in the history of political thought and comparative political theory.
Comparative Political Theory, online first.
American Journal of Political Science, online first.
Click here for a short summary on the AJPS blog.
Journal of Deliberative Democracy, Vol. 15, Issue 1 (2019).
Work in Progess
An article discussing the democratic credentials of north-American Indigenous Customary Governance.
An article developing a Hobbesian theory of "democratic legibility", with Zak Black.
An article exploring the relative merits of lottocratic and psephocratic legislatures.
An article proposing a social democratic second legislative chamber.
An article investigating the virtues of Ranked Choice Voting (specifically: the Alternative Vote) in the US.
Employment & Education
Postdoctoral Researcher (Center for Ethics)
University of Toronto
PhD Political Science
Visiting Scholar (Forst Kolloquium)
University of Oxford
MPhil Politics & BA PPE