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



This Thursday I’ll be the discussant for Deborah Hellman‘s (UVa Law) paper “Measures of Algorithmic Fairness” at the Political Philosophy, Policy & Law Colloquium. Come join. Nov. 8 at 3pm in Nau 342.

Next week I’ll be in Boston for the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association.


Congratulations to the graduating students in my Political Philosophy, Policy & Law Capstone Seminar!

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.

I’ll be presenting a new article on punishment and populism on a panel at the annual meeting of the Association for Political Theory this fall. “Violent Sovereignty,” 4:30-6:30 pm, October 20, at Haverford and Bryn Mawr.

Good news. My dissertation has been nominated by the Department of Political Science at the University of Chicago for APSA’s Harold D. Lasswell Best Dissertation Award.

I’ll be presenting a chapter from my book manuscript this summer at the annual meeting of the Law & Society Association. June 7-10, Toronto, Canada. [The panel, “Historicizing Punishment,” will start at 10am on the 10th.]


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