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My research takes place within the fields of social and political theory, philosophy and the history of ideas. My current research focuses on the relationship between sovereignty, constitutional law and emergency politics and is financed by the Carlsberg Foundation. I also work on historical and contemporary conceptualizations of the people and their implications for conceptions of democracy and contemporary debates over populism.

My doctoral research focused on the development of the notion of the sovereign state and its relationship to society and economy - drawing on the early works of Karl Marx and G.W.F. Hegel. Other areas of interest include: democratic theory and practice, theories of the state, political theology, sovereignty, critical theory, Marx and marxisms, Foucault, Agamben and political economy.

External positions

International postdoctoral fellow, University of Westminster

1 Sept 20202 Feb 2022

Visiting researcher (ph.d), University of California, Berkeley

20 Aug 20151 Jan 2016