AREAS OF SPECIALTY

•American and African-American Political Philosophy
•Classical and Contemporary Pragmatism
•Theories of Democracy
Philosophy of Race

AREAS OF COMPETENCE

•History of Political Philosophy: Modern to Contemporary
•Race and Gender
•Religion and Political Philosophy
•Liberalism
•Republicanism

Associate Professor, UCLA 2014-

Graduate

  • Pol Sci 218: Democratic Theory (Winter 2015; Fall 2015)

Undergraduate

  • Afro-Am 188: Race, Politics, and Transformation in Early African-American Political Thought (Winter 2017)
  • Honors Collegium: Politics and Passion: Judgment, Justice, and the Emotions (Winter 2017)
  • Afro-Am 188: Slavery and Freedom (Winter 2016)
  • Pol Sci 114: American Political Thought (Winter 2016)
  • Afro-Am 188: Philosophy of Race, Racism, and Its Politics (Fall 2015)
  • Afro-Am 191: Political Philosophy of W. E. B. Du Bois (Spring 2015)
Assistant Professor, Emory University, 2012-2014

Graduate

PHIL 571R: Political Philosophy Seminar (Fall, 2012)
•PHIL 789: Democratic theory (Fall, 2013; Fall, 2013)

Undergraduate

• PHIL 124: Philosophy of Race and Ethnicity (Fall, 2012)
•PHIL 112: Pragmatism and American Philosophy (Spring, 2012)
•PHIL 420: Social and Political Philosophy (Theme: Liberalism and Its Critics, Spring, 2012; Spring, 2014)
• PHIL 120: Social and Political Philosophy (Survey from Ancient to Moderns, Fall, 2013)
•PHIL 190: Freshman Seminar: African American Political Philosophy (Spring, 2014)

Assistant Professor, University of Virginia, 2007-2012

Graduate

PLPT 7500: Special Topics (Theme: Pragmatism, Religion, and Democracy, Spring, 2010)

Undergraduate

PLPT 101: Introduction to Political Theory, Fall, 2007; Fall 2008; Spring 2009
•PLPT 305/3050: Survey in American Political Theory/American Political Thought, Spring, 2008; Fall, 2009; Spring, 2012
•PLPT 509/4090: Pragmatism, Religion, and Democracy, Spring, 2008; Fall, 2009; Fall, 2011
•PLPT 403/4030: Democracy and Its Critics, Fall, 2008; Spring, 2010; Fall, 2011
•PLPT 490H: Political Theory Honors, Spring, 2009
•PLPT 4500: Special Topics (Theme: Morality and the Good Life, Fall, 2011)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Swarthmore College, 2010-2011

POLS 10J: Freshmen Seminar, Exercises in Moral and Political Theory, Spring, 2011
•POLS 13: American Political Thought, Spring, 2011

Scholar-In-Residence, Carleton College, 2005-2007

•POSC 160: Introduction to Political Theory, Fall, 2006
•POSC 255: Postmodern Political Theory, Spring, 2006
•POSC 348: Pragmatism, Religion, and Democracy, Winter, 2007
•POSC 252: American Political Thought, Winter, 2007