Hello and Welcome! I created this blog to share some of the academic work that I have been doing and the ideas that I have been trying to work through in graduate school. I hope it can both introduce readers to thinkers, topics, and theories that many might be unfamiliar with while also engaging readers who have similar academic interests as I do.
Currently, I am a Masters student in the Masters of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) at the University of Chicago where I study political theory. In Chicago, I have focused on Florentine political thought (Guicciardini, Machiavelli, and Savonarola), Modern political thought (specifically the Enlightenment), as well as 20th-century German thought (Schmitt, Strauss, and Heidegger). Before coming to Chicago, I earned my B.A. in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy from James Madison College at Michigan State University where I was introduced to political philosophy and began to study it seriously. As of today, I plan on applying to Ph.D. programs during the 2017-18 cycle; however, I know that my long-term goals will always revolve around the attempt to reconcile the tension between the theory and practice of politics.