Curriculum Vitae

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Current Position

Assistant Director of Revelle Humanities Program. University of California, San Diego


2010   PhD in Political Science, UC San Diego

  • Dissertation: “Relational Representation: Nongovernmental Actors in Global Politics”

  • Chair, Tracy B. Strong

2004   MA in Political Science, UC San Diego

  • Fields: Political Theory, Comparative Politics

  • Thesis: “Resistance as a Form of Representation: An essay in democratic theory”

2000   BA in Political Science, UCLA

  • Major Field: Political Science

  • Minor Field: English

Positions Held

2016, 2018, 2019 (April-June) Acting Director, Revelle Humanities Program, UC San Diego

2010-pres.   Assistant Director and Lecturer, Revelle Humanities Program, UC San Diego

2009-12       Lecturer, Political Science Department, UC San Diego 

academic affiliations

2011-16       Fellow of the Center on Global Justice, UC San Diego


2017  (Editor & Author) Humanities Program Writing Handbook, 1st ed.

2015   Review of Albert Camus and the Political Philosophy of the Absurd and Rethinking the Politics of Absurdity by Matthew H. Bowker, Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 13, No. 1, 177-179. DOI: 10.1017/S1537592714003430 

2013   “Relational Representation: An agency-based approach to global justice,” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Vol. 16, No. 2, 233-248. DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2012.757915

Conference Papers

2017  "The Humanities: Identifying With and Beyond the Western Canon"

  • UC Writing Conference, Irvine, CA (October)

2015  "The Responsibility to Save Bodies: Camus and Global Activism"

  • Association for Political Theory, Boulder, CO (October)

2014   “The Responsibility to Save Bodies: Camus and Global Activism”

  • Western Political Science Association, Seattle, WA (April)

2013   “Beyond Duty: The Politics of Gratitude” (w/ Adam Gomez)

  • Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL (April)

  • Association for Political Theory, Nashville, TN (October)

2012   “Relational Representation: Acknowledging and Engaging Agency”

  • Western Political Science Association, Los Angeles, CA (March 2013)

  • American Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA (August 2012)

2011   "Arriving at Shared Understandings of Justice Through Relational Representation”

  • New Frontiers in Global Justice: A Conference with Amartya Sen. La Jolla, CA (April)

2010   "Acting in Global Politics: Legitimating Nongovernmental Representation”

  • Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL (April)

2009   “Nongovernmental Forms of Representation”

  • Association for Political Theory. College Station, TX (October)

2009   “Before the Appeal to Heaven: Prerogative, Law, & Rebellion in Locke’s Political Theory”

  • Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL (April)

  • Western Political Science Association. Vancouver, BC (March)

2008  “The Constitutive Capacity of Representation: Generating the Commonwealth in Hobbes”

  • Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL (April)

  • Southwestern Political Science Association. Las Vegas, NV (March)

Teaching Experience

Lecturer, Revelle Humanities Program. UC San Diego

Lecturer, Political Science Department. UC San Diego




2015   Revelle College Outstanding Teaching Award, UC San Diego

2015   Member of UC San Diego Sheila Ryan Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary


*Photo credit: Bernard Jaubert, "Human Representation"