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.

I will present a draft chapter from my book manuscript at the 2018 annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture & the Humanities. Mar. 16-17 at Georgetown Law School. [Draft of the conference program is available here.]

I’ll be presenting a chapter tentatively titled “Custody, Community Control, and Participatory Democracy” on a panel at the annual conference of the Western Political Science Association this spring. March 29-31, San Francisco. [Panel information is available here.]

On Friday I’ll be discussing a workshop paper by Ross Mittiga (UVa) titled “What’s the problem with geo-engineering?” Come join. 2 p.m., Gibson S296.

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.

Congratulations to my Political Philosophy, Policy & Law capstone students. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of seniors!


This summer I’m teaching a community college class at the Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women (FCCW) in Troy, VA. I’ll be using Constitutional law to introduce incarcerated students to the basic principles of US government. (For more on the facility see Erin George’s autobiography, A Woman Doing Life.)


In the fall, I’ll be a part of a panel titled “Fashioned Subjects: Vulnerability in Prevailing Ideas and Ideologies” at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association. Thanks to Anna Daily (Colorado) for assembling an excellent group of panelists and for inviting me to chair. Aug. 31 – Sep. 3, San Francisco.