My scholarship is rooted in the tradition of critical theory.  My current work addresses the difficulties posed by the far right across Europe and the United States.  This project addresses far right anxieties over immigration and population change, captured by their fears over a supposed “great replacement”. And it tackles how these racial fears give rise to an anti-democratic politics of white rage.  For a representative sample, see my recent article “‘You Will Not Replace Us’: The Melancholic Nationalism of Whiteness” (Political Theory, vol 49, no 4, 2021). The larger research project is captured by my forthcoming book with the University of Minnesota Press (2024), The Rage of Replacement: Far Right Politics and Demographic Fear.

An earlier line of scholarship engaged the relationship between power and sensibility.  More specifically, a) how the sensible registers of citizenship are sites of power, b) the challenges this poses for democratic ideals, and c) what sort of sensible politics are possible.  Such questions rest at the heart of my first book: The Powers of Sensibility: Aesthetic Politics through Adorno, Foucault, and Rancière (2018, Northwestern University Press).

My article-length work has appeared in journals such as Political Theory, Perspectives on Politics, European Journal of Political Theory, Polity, Contemporary Political Theory, Theory & Event, Political Studies, Philosophy and Social Criticism, Journal for French and Francophone Philosophy, and Radical Philosophy Review.