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Degrees

  • Ph.D., Political Science, University of Alberta
  • M.A., Political Science, University of Victoria
  • B.A., (Hons) Political Science, University of Alberta

 

Areas of Interest

My research interests are in critical theory, dialectical philosophy, anticolonial thought, and theories of revolution in political theory and international relations. A central animating question for me is how claims in the realm of philosophy of history — e.g. about the logic, direction, and ‘ends’ of historical change — shape our judgments of political action and violence. I pursued this broad theoretical question by examining how theorists of revolution drew from anticolonial theory to make sense of new forms of rebellion in the 1960s US. My current project investigates Marxist humanist attempts to grapple with these questions in relation to mass violence (e.g. totalitarianism, colonialism) in the twentieth century, centring around appropriations of Marx’s Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts.