My research interests revolve around Aristotle’s political & ethical thought and public institutions, particularly the justification, classification, and design of state institutions. The center of these interests is formulating an Aristotelian social contract which would be the solid foundation for presenting an institution centered understanding of democracy (and other regimes).
I’m pursuing a combined PhD in political science and philosophy, with a focus on political philosophy and secondarily on political economy, ethics, and ancient philosophy. I completed an MA in economics in the process, which consisted in taking the first year PhD courses and the political economics second year sequence.
Before coming to Yale, I was a lecturer at ITAM’s economics department and a researcher at CNA Education. My previous studies were at Stanford, where I completed an MA in philosophy and undergrad programs in political science, economics, and public policy.