I am a postdoctoral fellow at Utrecht University. I work in political theory/philosophy, in the interdisciplinary tradition of politics, philosophy and economics. In autumn 2019 I am a visiting scholar at the London School of Economics & Political Science.
I work on a research project entitled "Private Property and Political Power in a Liberal-Democratic Society", led by Rutger Claassen. We recently launched a Massive Online Open Course course on Inequality and Democracy that's free for anyone to take. My own research focuses on business corporations. I am investigating the idea of market competition as a device to keep corporations accountable to the public good. I am also interested in other proposals to keep corporations accountable, for example by cultivating countervailing forces such as labour unions.
In 2017, I completed my PhD at the University of York, entitled, "Democracy and its Relationship with the Market: Impartial Instrumentalism in Politics and Constitutional Design." I develop an epistemic justification of democracy, and look at how markets pose a challenge to democracy justified in these terms.
My supervisors were Martin O'Neill and Matthew Festenstein, and my external examiner was Albert Weale.
In 2015, I was a visiting student at the University of Arizona, sponsored by Thomas Christiano. Before that, I did an MSc in Political Theory at Oxford University, and (some years before) a BA in History at Oxford.
My page on Utrecht's website