Co-Director and Assistant Professor of Political Theory, School of Politics and International Relations
I am a political theorist and historian of modern political thought, with interests in Nietzsche's politics, democratic theory, liberalism, conspiracy theories and the far right.
My book Nietzsche's Great Politics came out with Princeton University Press in 2016 (paperback 2018). It was reviewed in the New Yorker, TLS, New Statesman, Dissent, LARB, Times Higher Education and Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews. It also featured in interviews with Vox and the Irish Times. It was selected as one of CHOICE's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2017, longlisted for the Bronislaw Geremek First Academic Book Prize and is currently being translated into Chinese (Commercial Press).
My current research is on elite theories of democracy - Mosca, Pareto and Michels - and the impact their thinking had on the development of democratic theory in the US and Europe after WWII, notably on figures such as Joseph Schumpeter, Robert Dahl, C Wright Mills and Raymond Aron. I have a book entitled Elites and Democracy under contract with Princeton University Press.