Academic positions:

  • Assistant Professor of Political Science, Duke University (2017-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Political Science. The University of Wisconsin, Madison (2015-2017)
  • Collegiate Assistant Professor and Harper-Schmidt Fellow. Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Political Science. The University of Chicago.   (Sept 2011-2015)


Princeton University, PhD in Politics (2011)

The University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Ecole Normale Supérieure,

  • Agrégation de philosophie
  • M.A in philosophy, summa cum laude
  • B.A (Hon.) in philosophy (licence)

Publications and Works in Progress:


  • Republicanism and the Future of Democracy (Edited Volume with Yiftah Elazar, under contract with Cambridge University Press)
  • Sharing Freedom: Republican Democracy from Rousseau to Durkheim (Under consideration with Yale University Press)
  • Rousseau’s Economies (in progress)

Peer-reviewed articles and chapters in edited volumes

  • “Rousseau on Freedom in Commercial Society,” The American Journal of Political Science 60 (2): 352-363, April 2016.
  • “On Political Responsibility in Post-revolutionary Times: Kant and Constant’s Debate on Lying”,  European Journal of Political Theory, online publication June 2015.
  • Audi Alteram Partem: Rhetoric in Republican Political Thought,” in The Oxford Handbook of Rhetoric and Political Theory, ed. Keith Topper and Dilip Gaonkar, Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
  • “On the possibility of a modern republic: Rousseau and the puzzle of the Roman Republic”, Cambridge Companion to Rousseau’s Social Contract, eds. Williams and Maguire, Cambridge University Press, forthcoming. 
  • “Rousseau’s Political Economy”, The Rousseauan Mind, eds. Kelly and Grace, Routledge, forthcoming. 
  • “Sur la neutralité libérale,” ed. R. Merrill and G. Rousselière, Les Ateliers de l’Ethique, La revue du CREUM, Université de Montréal, volume 4, n. 2, summer 2009.
  • “Rousseau’s Theory of Value and the Case of Women” (Revise and Resubmit)

Short pieces and reviews

  • “On Republicanism as a Theory of Emancipation” [Short piece for a book symposium on Gourevitch’s From Slavery to the Cooperative Commonwealth], Political Theory, forthcoming.
  • “The power of political economy. Review of Sophus Reinert’s Translating Empire. Emulations and the Origins of Political Economy,” The Review of Politics, vol. 74, n. 3, summer 2012, pp. 530-3.
  • Review of Jeremy Jennings’ Revolution and the Republic, History of Political Thought, vol. 14, n. 2, 2013.