About

I am a political scientist with a focus on political theory and public policy. I’ve taught political theory at The New School and published articles on distributive justice, welfare policy, feminist political theory, and the ethics of a basic income–an unconditional, guaranteed minimum income. I now teach in the social sciences at NYU Shanghai.

I held a variety of administrative appointments at The New School, most recently serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in its adult and professional studies division, The New School for Public Engagement. Prior to that appointment, I founded The New School’s interdisciplinary curriculum in Food Studies and directed its adult undergraduate degree program. In 2013-14 I was a Visiting Scholar at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, working on a book on basic income in the United States. In August 2014 I joined the faculty of NYU Shanghai, where I am a Visiting Assistant Professor.

I was the conference organizer for the 12th Annual North American BIG Congress, which took place May 9-11, 2013, in New York City, in conjunction with the Eastern Economics Association Annual Meeting. Thirty-four scholars and activists from 7 countries attended.

Featured speakers included Sheri Berman, Barnard College, author of The Primacy of Politics: Social Democracy and the Making of Europe’s Twentieth Century; Jurgen De Wispelaere, McGill University, co-editor of The Ethics of Stakeholding; David Casassas, University of Barcelona, co-editor of Basic Income in the Age of Great Inequalities; James Riccio, MDRC, co-author of “Toward Reduced Poverty Across Generations: Early Findings from New York City’s Conditional Cash Transfer Program”; and Darrick Hamilton, The New School, co-author of “Can ‘Baby Bonds’ Eliminate the Racial Wealth Gap in Putative Post-Racial America?”

I have a PhD in Political Science from Harvard University and an A.B. from Princeton University.

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