Hello and welcome to my website. I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Political Economy Program at Ashland University. Trained in the history of political thought, my research answers questions about the relationship between aesthetic judgment and freedom in commercial and democratic society.
I am broadly interested in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, especially the work of the Scottish and French Enlightenment thinkers. My research program centers on the role of judgment in politics, especially regarding aesthetics and economics. I also engage questions about the history of economic thought and its relationship to the history of political thought in my work.
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