I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Lewis & Clark College. I work on 19th and 20th century continental philosophy, critical theory, and critical philosophy of race.

My current book project--titled Partisan Genealogy: Foucault’s Critique of Penal Power--explains how we can use history to critique present forms of state and social violence. I argue that genealogy becomes an instrument of emancipation when it is guided by the normative commitments immanent to political struggles. The project also elaborates the capitalist functions of penal systems, and motivates Foucault’s methodological proximity to historical materialism.


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