I’m a political theorist and 3rd-year PhD student in the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Irvine. Before that, I received a BA in Political Science from North Carolina State University

I also run the Race & Ethnicity Politics Reading Group at UCI. The page for which can be found here.

My research interests are in American political culture, race & ethnicity, and social movements.


  • Reading Fanon in the Age of Trumpism (in progress)
  • Fight Club and the Appeal to the White, Male Imagination: An Understanding of the Rise Above Movement (RAM) (email for draft)
  • A Robinsonian Reckoning of the Rise of Trumpism: The Re-Rewhitening of America (email for draft)
  • Foundations of the Alt-Right Movement: A Framework for the Alt-Verse (email for draft)

Upcoming Talks

2019 Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting
The Manchester Hyatt, San Diego, CA, USA
“Trump” Panel
Thursday, October 31st, 2019 @ 10:00 to 11:15 AM
“Identity and Bias” Paper Session
Thursday, October 31st, 2019 @ 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM

Northeastern Political Science Association 51st Annual Conference
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District Hotel, Philadelphia, PA, USA
“The Politics of Social Media, Technology and Popular Culture” Round Table
Thursday, November 8th, 2019 @ 2:00 to 3:30 PM

Alternative Realities: New Challenges for American Literature in the Era of Trump
Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin, Ireland
“Discourse” Panel
Friday, December 13th, 2019 @ 11:15 AM to 12:30 PM

61st International Studies Association Annual Convention
The Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort, Honolulu, HI, USA
“Conveying and Constructing Identities: Entertaining, Meme-ing and Dressing in/for International Politics” Panel
Saturday, March 28th, 2020 @ 2:15 to 4:00 PM