Dissertation Project

Machiavelli and Machtpolitik: Readings of the Florentine Secretary in the midst of Mid-Twentieth Century Power Politics 

Dissertation project exploring engagments with Machiavelli during the decades of twentieth-century power politics. In focusing on inter-war and post-war readings of Machiavelli in Germany and the United States, I intend to explore how the reading of Machiavelli's texts and reflecting on his historical and political insights helped shape twentieth century political thought and understandings of the Italian Renaissance.

Article-Length Projects 

American Grand Strategy and the Dilemmas of Spatial Expansion: Republican Geopolitics, Political Redemption, and the Unending Quest for Virtuous Security

Research project with Prof. Charles A. Kupchan, supported by funding from Georgetown University's Department of Government. 

John Gast, American Progress, 1872

Machiavelli, Guicciardini, and the Politics of Salvation in Savonarolan Florence

This paper addresses Machiavelli and Guicciardini's diverse treatment of what has been called "the Savonarolan moment" in light of the character of their political theory and their readings of history. 

Illustration from Savonarola's Compendio di revelatione, 1496