About


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I am a postdoctoral research fellow  at The Political Theory Project at Brown University with research interests in the history of political thought, American politics, and political economy.  

My book project, Inventing the Invisible Hand traces the reception of Adam Smith's ideas in American thought, politics, and culture from the eighteenth century to today.  

My other ongoing research projects include survey experiments on American beliefs about inequality, poverty, and fairness; text analysis of the history of ideas in American trade policy; and Adam Smith's theory of the state. 

I received my PhD in Political Science in 2018 from Stanford University, where I was a Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, as well as a Gerald J. Lieberman Fellow, one of the University's highest distinctions for doctoral students.  I hold an MPhil in Political Thought and Intellectual History, a secondary MPhil in Classics from the University of Cambridge, and a B.A. in Political Economy and Classics from the University of California, Berkeley. 

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