Assistant Professor of Political Science | University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley
One West University Boulevard
Brownsville, Texas 78520
2016-present 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, OnlineFirst, April 20, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1177/01914537211009573.
“Crypto-Punditry and the Crisis of Political Media,” Atlantic Journal of Communication, OnlineFirst, June 22, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1080/15456870.2021.1936525.
“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
Full C.V. available for download here.