Welcome to my website. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and faculty associate in the Native American Studies program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. My research and teaching interests are in the subfield of political theory. I study and write on the politics of settler colonialism in North America (19th-20th c.), Native American and Indigenous Political Thought, and the politics of race and empire. Before coming to Michigan, I taught classes in political theory at the University of Minnesota, where I completed my PhD in Political Science in October 2016. You can view my academia.edu website here and my CV here.
My book manuscript, entitled Remapping Sovereignty: Indigenous Political Thought and the Politics of Decolonization (under review), draws on archival research to ask how the political thought of Indigenous activist-intellectuals has reshaped central concepts of sovereignty, land, and citizenship across democratic and critical theory. The book tracks the intellectual and political trajectory of Indigenous projects of self-government and internationalism in the 20th century, in order to reconstruct core political and philosophical trajectories of Indigenous decolonization.