About Me

Perhaps knowing some of my background will provide some helpful context for the Existential Citizenship Project:

I was awarded a doctorate in Political Science in 2015. The subfields for my comprehensive exams were public policy and political theory. I also have a Master of Arts degree in International Relations. I completed a postdoctoral research fellowship in Hong Kong from 2015 to 2017, working on comparative and East Asian political philosophy. I have published three articles in peer-reviewed journals (two about the intersection of biology and politics, and one on political science pedagogy). I have also recently published a book on the political implications of recent developments in genetics.

I have also taught many different courses in politics and government, at all types of institutions, with a special focus on Introduction to American Government. My experiences teaching this course the way I do, in guiding my students through actual interactions with government and with the political system, are the roots of the Existential Citizen Project.