I am an Assistant Professor of Political Theory in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Previously, I was a Gaius Charles Bolin Fellow in Political Science at Williams College.
My research focuses on Postcolonial Thought, Decolonial Politics, and Comparative Political Theory. Within these areas I center on Indigenous studies, revolutionary movements, nation-building, as well as race and ethnicity in the Americas.
I am currently working on my book, 'New World' Nation-Building: Hemispheric Revolution and the Postcolonial Foundations of American Political Thought. The project examines the importance of hemispheric vernaculars among Indigenous, Black, and Mestizo revolutionaries conceptualizing nation-building projects throughout the Americas. My publications in Political Theory have appeared in the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS) and Contemporary Political Theory (CPT). My public-facing scholarship on these topics has appeared in The Washington Post, Foreign Policy, and La Silla Vacia (Bogotá, Colombia).
In teaching, I design courses that introduce students to Political Theory by putting the "Western" canon in contention with less familiar works, archival ephemera, and visual artifacts.
My research has been supported by the Mellon Foundation, Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, American Political Science Association, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at Northwestern University, and the Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowship at Williams College.