I am a political theorist and post-doctoral researcher in the Leibniz Research Group Transnational Justice, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt.
My research deals fundamentally with state regulations of space and human mobility and the normative questions that such regulation poses. My doctoral work examined how a liberal state should treat citizens who are nomadic within their state of citizenship, in particular the Gypsy Travellers of Western Europe. And my current research looks at the definition and character of parliamentary constituencies, which are oftentimes defined geographically. I specifically explore how the ostensibly mundane matter of constituency design is tied up with deeply philosophical views about the fundamental purpose of parliament; whether geography is, indeed, an appropriate criterion for defining constituencies; and how constituencies ought to be designed in the particular contexts of expatriate voting and European Union parliamentarism.
Before joining the Leibniz research group, I held a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Studies Justitia Amplificata, and I have been a teaching adjunct at the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris. I hold master degrees from Uppsala University and the Oxford of University. Oxford University is also where I completed my PhD.