I'm a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Philosophy Department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada. I'm joining the University of Virginia as an Assistant Professor in August. My main research program concerns the legitimacy of institutions of various sorts. I propose a novel understanding of the concept of legitimacy that centers on the occupation of roles in social practices. This informs our understanding of state legitimacy and helps guide our theorization of the legitimacy of other kinds of institutions, especially supranational institutions, and other kinds of legitimacy discourses as well. This research incorporates and grounds my resea…

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