Marquette UniversityDepartment of PhilosophyAssistant Professor
University of HelsinkiDepartment of Philosophy. History, Culture, and Art StudiesPost-doctoral fellow
I am interested in the metaphysical and psychological underpinnings of human social and political life, in particular, the notions of power, agency, and the nature of normativity.
In early modern philosophy, I work on the natural philosophy, metaphysics and political philosophy of Spinoza and Hobbes.
I have written extensively on Spinoza's notion of power and how Spinoza offers us a theory of human social, cultural, and political behavior that provides a theory of the political subject that is useful in political philosophy and moral philosophy.