420 David Kinley Hall MC-713
1407 W Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
Ph.D. in Political Science; M.A. in Philosophy. My dissertation intervenes in the intellectual history of political ecology in order to revise core political theoretical concepts, and my work, more broadly, engages extensively with new materialism, philosophies of nature, and theories of the subject.
History of political thought
Awards and Honors
Kathleen Burkholder Prize for Best Dissertation (2020).
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students (Fall 2014, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020).
IPRH-Andrew W. Mellon Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Bio-Humanities (2017-2018).
Constantine W. Curris Award (2014, 2015, 2017) and Loren H. Plunkett Award (2015).
Nicholson Graduate Student Fellowship for the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University (2012).
Additional Campus Affiliations
Graduate Teaching Assistant - Asian American Studies
“The end of the affair with life: political theory and the corpse.” Critical Horizons 20:4 (2019): 350-65. https://doi.org/10.1080/14409917.2019.1672274
“Creaturely conditions: acknowledgement and animality in Kafka, Cavell, and Uexküll.” Configurations 24:1 (Spring 2016): 1-24. http://doi.org/10.1353/con.2016.0005
“The dark laboratory called the soil: Latour and Leopold on cosmopolitics and crisis” in Untitled volume on Bruno Latour, eds. Jay Foster and Peter Gratton (under contract).
“What do we lose when we become posthuman?” in The Future Is Unwritten: Representations of Political Resistance and Emancipation in Science Fiction, eds. Judith Grant and Sean Parson (under contract).