Employment: Research Assistant : Yale Department of Sociology
I'm originally from Atlanta, Georgia. As an undergraduate at Yale, I informally constructed an interdisciplinary course of study around the formal core of the Philosophy Major, drawing on the resources of the university’s programs in German Studies, History, Religious Studies, Political Science, Divinity, and “Ethics, Politics, and Economics.” These diverse interests were unified by recurring attention to the study of nonviolence as a religious and political phenomenon. I plan eventually to enter academia in the field of political theory, which (I hope) will allow me to help shape the discursive contexts of real-world policy debates and activist movements. I expect that my long-term work will continue to take up questions of violence and nonviolence, moral and political cosmopolitanism, normative ethics, and religion as a political phenomenon.