I am a Ph.D. student in the History Department at Boston College. During the 2017-2018 academic year, I will be a visiting student at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris. I was previously a graduate fellow at the Clough Center for Constitutional Democracy (2015-16). I am a participant in and former co-director of the Intellectual History Reading Group at Harvard University. I am very proud to be a part of BCGEU-UAW, the movement for a graduate student union at Boston College.
My main areas of research are European intellectual history, the history of science and technology, and the history of the modern Francophone world. My dissertation is a history of “industrial society” in postwar social theory, and explores the positioning of French social scientists and philosophers in global debates about the best ways to account for changes in social organization, class, technology, and culture.
I have a M.A. from the Draper Program in Humanities and Social Thought at New York University, where I focused on philosophy and intellectual history, and a B.A. in journalism from Patrick Henry College in Purcellville, VA.
In between degrees, I was a writer and editor for a number of publications, including Slate, Newsweek, and The Daily Beast. Writing and editing subjects have included American politics, religion, and European intellectual history. I was the founding editor of Patrol (2008-2015), a web magazine-turned-blog about religion (mostly American evangelicalism) and politics. My more recent essays and journalism have appeared in Jacobin, The New Republic, and elsewhere.