My current research project examines the theory and practice of civil disobedience and the politics of nonviolence in the American radical tradition. Below are a selection of working papers and recent talks related this project. Some working papers can be made available upon request.
- My new book, Damn Great Empires!, is the subject of author-meets-critics panels at Cornell University (Oct 2016) and the next meeting of the Western Political Science Association (April 2017)
- Reviews of Damn Great Empires! @ Contemporary Political Theory
- On May 8th, I'll be introducing 'Gabriel Over the White House' (1933) as part of the Cornell Cinema's 'Demagogues' series.
Recent and Upcoming Talks
- 'Gandhi and the Genealogy of Civil Disobedience,' Philosophy and Social Science. Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, May 2017
- 'Gandhi and the Genealogy of Civil Disobedience', Riot, Refusal, Refuge. Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women. Brown University. April 2017
- 'Two Cheers for Populism,' Department of Classics. Cornell University. October 2016.
- "Reconstructing Civil Disobedience: Pragmatism and Making Problems Public," Transformations of Civil Disobedience. Barnard College, Columbia University. May 2016
- "The Cost of Liberty: Du Bois's John Brown," Imagining Violence: The Politics of Narrative and Representation. ECPR Joint Sessions Workshop. Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa, April 2016
- "Means, Ends, and the Politics of Coercion," Towards an Ecological Society: The Tenth Annual Alfred North Whitehead Conference. Pomona College, June 2015
- "Means, Ends, and the Politics of Coercion," Making Social Science Pragmatic. University of Oregon, May 2015
- Articulating Politics: An Authors-Meets-Readers Conference. University of Chicago, April 2015
- "Consent and Noncooperation in Thoreau's Political Thought," Political Theory Workshop, Department of Government. Cornell University, October 2014
- "Rorty, Du Bois, and the Political Theology of American Exceptionalism," Summer Institute in American Philosophy. University of Oregon, July 2014