amateur political theorist
As a political theorist in training, I am enjoying reading widely in the history of political thought and staking out some projects on Florentine republicanism as well as Machiavelli's reception in 20th century America.
My academic interests have focused particularly on ancient political thought (Plato, Xenophon, Livy), republicanism in Renaissance Florence (Machiavelli, Guicciardini, Savonarola), 20th cent. German engagements with technological modernity (Heidegger, Jünger, Schmitt), and the history of realist international relations theory (Morgenthau, Carr, Gilbert, and Niehbur).
As a second-year Ph.D. student at Georgetown, I am relishing the opportunity to read widely and teach enduring historical texts.