2010 - Director, Social Justice Minor, University of Colorado Denver

2009 - Director, Program in Ethics and Critical Theory, University of Colorado Denver

2009 - Affiliated Faculty Member of the Graduate Certificate in Critical Theory, University of Colorado Boulder

2008 - Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Denver


Ph.D., Stony Brook University (2008)

B.A., University of Wisconsin (1998)

Area of Specialization:

Critical Theory; Philosophy of Law and Right; Social and Political Philosophy


Two long-term projects consider (1) the conceptual origins of modern subjective right in the colonization of the Americas, and (2) Hegel’s philosophy of history and European colonialism.

Recent Publications:

Pragmatism, Nation, and Race: Community in the Age of Empire (Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2009), co-edited with Eduardo Mendieta. (view it at amazon.com)

“Die urbanen Wurzeln der Krise. Ein Interview mit David Harvey über Klasse, Krise und die Stadt” [The Urban Root of the Crisis: An Interview with David Harvey on Class, Crisis, and the City] in Analyse & Kritik: Zeitung für linke Debatte und Praxis, Vol. 541, August 21, 2009.

Review of Charles Mills’ and Carole Pateman’s Contract and Domination, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 23:4 (2010): 370-373.