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Vanderbilt University
democratic theory, early modern, enlightenment, emotions, feminist political theory, history of political thought, politics and literature
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I am a political theorist and Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University for 2017-2018, where I teach courses on democratic theory; feminist theory; and modern political thought. I am also affiliated with Women’s and Gender Studies at Vanderbilt. My research combines the history of political thought and political theory, with an emphasis on eighteenth-century political thought; emotions and politics; and feminist theory.

I was previously the Carol G. Lederer Postdoctoral Fellow in Gender Studies at Brown University’s Pembroke Center for 2016-2017, where I taught in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program. I have previously been a visiting assistant professor with the Whitman College Department of Politics and a lecturer in the UCLA Department of Political Science. I received my PhD in from the UCLA Department of Political Science in 2014.

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“Moving Hearts: Cultivating Patriotic Affect in Rousseau’s Considerations on the Government of Poland,” Law, Culture and the Humanities, forthcoming. First published online on June 25, 2016. DOI:10.1177/1743872116656112

“Fear, Liberty, and Honourable Death in Montesquieu’s Persian Letters,” Eighteenth-Century Fiction 28.4 (2016): 623-644.

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