Archives for category: Research

A drop of good news in an ocean of bad: my article titled “Must penal law be insulated from public influence?” has been accepted at Law and Philosophy. [Accessible here.]

Later this term I’ll be presenting in-progress work on populism and penal law at GMU’s internal speaker series, WRiPS. A draft of the paper is available on request. Nov. 6, 12-1:30 in the Johnson Center.

I’ve managed to complete a draft of my book manuscript, Democracy in Captivity. The Department of Politics and the Program in Political Philosophy, Policy & Law will be hosting a manuscript workshop next month featuring Bernard Harcourt (Columbia), Heather Ann Thompson (Michigan), and Vesla Weaver (Johns Hopkins), along with a number of UVa faculty. I’m thrilled to hear from such an accomplished group of scholars, and I know my book will be better for their input.

If you’d like to attend, send me a note and I’ll send along a copy of the manuscript. May 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the University of Virginia.

I’ll be presenting an article titled “Populism, punishment, and the taste for revenge” at the 2019 Annual Meeting on Law and Society. Come join. May 30 – June 2 in Washington, DC.



Wonderful news! My article “Children, development, and the troubled foundations of Miller v. Alabama” has been accepted for publication in Law & Social Inquiry, the journal of the American Bar Foundation.



I’ll be presenting a draft chapter titled “Prisons and Community Control” from my book manuscript at the Political Philosophy, Policy & Law Colloquium this Friday. I’m fortunate to have Dan Henry, an ABD in Department of Politics, as a discussant. Come if you can. April 27, 2-3:45 p.m. in Gibson 296 at the University of Virginia.

My article at Critical Inquiry on the Walpole rebellion is now in print! Winter 2018 issue is available here, and my article is here.

To learn more about my current research, take a look at this video abstract from the UVa Department of Politics. (A special thanks to Mark Edwards, the Communications Coordinator for the Department, for shooting, editing, and producing such a polished and professional video.)

Ahead of APSA next week, I’ll be attending an all-day workshop on the Youth and Participatory Politics Survey Project. Aug. 30, San Francisco.

I’ll be presenting a new chapter of my book manuscript on a panel at the Western Political Science Association annual conference in the spring. April 13-15 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.