Associate Professor of Political Science | University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
One West University Boulevard
Brownsville, Texas 78520
|2022-present||University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley|
Associate Professor of Political Science
|2016-2022||University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley|
Assistant Professor of Political Science
|2015-2016||University of California, Santa Cruz|
Lecturer in Politics and Legal Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz
Ph.D., Politics, 2014
Dissertation: “Justice and Legitimacy: Legal Faith in a Time of Political Exception”
Committee: Robert Meister (Chair), Gopal Balakrishnan, Mark Fathi Massoud
M.A., Politics, 2010
B.A., Politics (honors), 2003
- “Justice and Legitimacy: Rawls, Schmitt, and the Normativity of Law,” Law, Culture and the Humanities, vol. 12, no. 1, February 2016, pp. 49-69.
- “The Differend of Justice: Violence and Redemption in Dworkin’s Justice For Hedgehogs,” Journal of the American Philosophical Association, vol. 5, issue 2, Summer 2019, pp. 158-173.
- “Reasonable Exclusions: The Problem of Political Identity in Liberal Democracy,” New Political Science, vol. 41, issue 3, Summer 2019, p. 381-399.
- “A New Metaphysics: Eternal Recurrence and the Univocity of Difference,” Journal of Speculative Philosophy, vol. 34, no. 2, Spring 2020, pp. 179-200.
- “Black Lives Matter and the Politics of Redemption,” Philosophy & Social Criticism, vol. 48, issue 7, September 2022, pp. 956-976.
- “Crypto-Punditry and the Crisis of Political Media,” Atlantic Journal of Communication, vol 30, issue 4, 2022, pp. 379-396.
“Humanity’s Law by Ruti Teitel,” Human Rights Review, Volume 14, Issue 4, December 2013.
ARTICLES UNDER REVIEW
“Our Bodies, Our Choices: Reproductive Justice and Social Embodiment”
“The Politics of Preservation: Openness to Inclusion from Neighborhoods to Nation States”
Modern and contemporary political theory, legal philosophy, justice, politics of identity, constitutional law, international law, feminist and gender studies