me_sagrada3I am an Associate Professor of Government & Law at Lafayette College. After I received my Ph.D from the University of California, Berkeley, my path to Lafayette took a number of preliminary steps through positions at Stanford University, Northwestern University, Duke University, and Williams College.

My research and teaching are in the field of political theory. More specifically, my present work addresses the far right — particularly its politics of racial fear and its related politics of white rage. This research  has appeared in both scholarly journals and popular outlets (The Washington Post, Slate, The Guardian). This scholarly project on white extremism comes to a head in my forthcoming book with the University of Minnesota Press (2024), The Rage of Replacement: Far Right Politics and Demographic Fear.

My teaching interests are broad. In recent years, I have taught courses on The Radical Right, Capitalism and its Critics, Race and Mass Incarceration, Critical Theory, Conservative Political Thought, Modern Political Theory, and Contemporary Political Theory.

Recent articles appear  in Political Theory, Perspectives on Politics, Contemporary Political Theory, Polity, Theory & Event, European Journal of Political Theory, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Radical Philosophy Review, the Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy,and Political Studies.

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