Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science and Humanities; Director, The Center for Teaching and Learning (2018-2021)
Department of Political Science
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202-8199, USA
Office: Eliot 425
Phone: (503) 777-7299
Ph.D. in Government, Harvard University, 2004. Reed College 2006–.
My fields of interests include contemporary political theory including liberal, democratic, feminist, Marxist and queer, theories of embodied citizenship, and the history of Western political thought. My current research focuses on gender and care in the neoliberal social formation. In Untying the Knot: Marriage, the State and the Case for Their Divorce (Princeton University Press, 2010), I explored the history of liberal treatment of the relationship between marriage and the state and argued that marriage should be disestablished. I co-edited Justice, Politics, and the Family (Paradigm Press, 2014) and have published work in various edited volumes and journals including Just Marriage, Contemporary Political Theory, Politics & Gender, Social Theory and Practice, Journal of Politics, The Encyclopedia of Political Thought, and The Nation. In addition to my work in political theory, I have a special interest pedagogical issues pertaining to thesis advising.