- PhD, 2014 Johns Hopkins University, Intellectual History, The Humanities Center
Dissertation: The Bergsonian Moment: Science and Spirit in France, 1874-1907
- MA, 2011 Johns Hopkins University, Philosophy
- BA, 2008 University of California, Berkeley, Rhetoric (Honors), Philosophy
- Making Spirit Matter: Neurology, Psychology, and Selfhood in Modern France (under contract with University of Chicago Press)
- “Intellectual Ambassadors: Building Peace Across the Atlantic in the Early 20th Century,” History of Humanities, vol. 3, no. 1 (2018).
- “Historiography, Affect, and the Neurosciences,” History of Psychology, vol. 20, no. 2 (2017): 129-147.
- “Confronting the Brain in the Classroom: Lycée Policy and Pedagogy in France, 1874-1902,” History of the Human Sciences, vol. 28, no. 1 (2015): 3-24
- “Alfred Fouillée Between Science and Spiritualism,” Modern Intellectual History (Oct. 2014): 1-23
- “The Brain in the Third Republic: Science, Pedagogy, and National Regeneration,” Proceedings of the Western Society for French History, vol. 42 (2014)
- “Bergson Comes to America,” Journal of the History of Ideas, vol. 74, no. 4 (Oct. 2013): 599-620
- “French Theory before French Theory: Henri Bergson in America,” Romanic Review (accepted and forthcoming)
- “The Voluntary Colony,” Journal of Modern History (in process)
- “Dana Simmons. Vital Minimum: Need, Science & Politics in Modern France.” H-France Reviews (Jul. 2016)
- “From the Globe to the Brain and Back. Lynn Hunt, Writing History in the Global Era.” Los Angeles Review of Books. (Oct. 2015)
- “Warren Breckman. Adventures of the Symbolic: Post-Marxism and Radical Democracy,” Modern Language Notes, vol. 129, no. 5 (Dec. 2014)
- “Andrew Jewett. Science, Democracy, and the American University,” Modern Language Notes, vol. 128, no. 5 (Dec. 2013)
- “Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen. American Nietzsche. A History of an Icon and His Ideas,” Modern Language Notes, vol. 127, no. 5 (Dec. 2012): 1263-67
- “Peter Gordon. Continental Divide. Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos,” Modern Language Notes, vol. 126, no. 5 (Dec. 2011): 1140-44
- “Stefanos Geroulanos, An Atheism that Is Not Humanist Emerges in French Thought,” Modern Language Notes, vol. 125, no. 5 (Dec. 2010): 1164-67
- “Judith Butler. Frames of War: When is Life Grievable?,” Modern Language Notes, vol. 124, no. 5 (Dec. 2009): 1233-36
- “The Fundamental Concepts of Phenomenology” in The Quiet Power of the Possible: Interviews in Contemporary French Phenomenology, ed. Tarek Dika and Chris Hackett (New York: Fordham University Press, 2016), 65-96.
- Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, Wesleyan University, 2015-
- Richard Macksey Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 2014-15
- Lecturer, Program for the Study of Women, Gender & Sexuality, Johns Hopkins University, 2013
- Visiting Researcher in Residence, École normale supérieure, Paris, 2012
- Editorial Assistant, Modern Language Notes, Comparative Literature Issue, 2012
- Graduate Teaching Assistant, Humanities Center, Johns Hopkins University, 2012-2013
- Speech and Debate Instructor, Presentation High School, San Jose, CA, 2004-08
HONORS, AWARDS, AND FELLOWSHIPS
- Dartmouth Summer History Institute Fellow, 2017
- National Science Foundation, Travel Grant, 2015
- Dean’s Teaching Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 2013
- Prize Teaching Award, Program for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality, Johns Hopkins University, 2013
- Shirley Passow and Ruth Rickard Humanities Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, 2012
- Visiting Scholar in Residence, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 2012
- Phi Beta Kappa member, 2008
- Departmental Citation, awarded annually by the Rhetoric Department at the University of California, Berkeley, 2008
- “Spiritualizing the Brain Sciences in Europe.” Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University. Feb. 24, 2016.
- “Making Spirit Matter in Modern France.” Richardson Research Seminar in the History of Psychiatry, Weill-Cornell Medical College. Jan. 6, 2016
- “The Brain Hard-Wired in History.” Monday Night Lecture Series, Center for the Humanities, Wesleyan University. Sep. 21, 2015
- “La neurologie et la télégraphie dans Matière et mémoire.” Part of the conference, “Bergson et le contemporain.” Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre, FR. June 24, 2015
- “Les ambassadeurs intellectuelles autour la Première Guerre mondiale.” Keynote for the conference, “Histoire des idées.” Université de Toulouse – Jean Jaurès, FR. June 5, 2015
- “Ideas and Institutions in the History of the Brain Sciences.” Part of the conference, “History, Memory, and the Depth of Nothingness.” Program for Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Johns Hopkins. Mar. 13-14, 2015
- “Henri Bergson in New York.” Part of the conference, “Bergson in America: Bergsonism and American Philosophy” hosted by the Maison Française, Columbia University. Apr. 30, 2013
- Two Lectures: “Maine de Biran and the Origins of Scientific Psychology”; “Henri Bergson and the Contemporary Brain Sciences.” Al Quds University, Abu Dis, Palestine. Nov. 13-14, 2012
- “Nervous Wiring in the Built Environment: Communications, Neurology, and Selfhood.” Society for French Historical Studies, Washington DC. Apr. 20-22, 2017.
- Conference Organizer: Internally Displaced Persons, Borders, and Refugee Camps. Wesleyan University. Apr. 6, 2017.
- “Pedagogies of the Fin De Siècle: Ideas and Institutions in Modern European Intellectual History.” American Historical Association, Denver. Jan. 5-8, 2017.
- “Self and Psyche in the Imperial Laboratory: Pedagogies of the Maghreb, 1880-1930.” Western Society for French History, Cedar Rapids. Nov. 4-6, 2016.
- “Technology, Epistemology, and the Social Sciences in 20th-Century France.” Panel Commentator. History of Science Society, Atlanta. Nov. 3-5, 2016.
- “The Intellectual as National Ambassador.” Society for the History of the Humanities, Baltimore. Oct. 5-7, 2016.
- “The Spirit of Psychiatry in Interwar France.” Council for European Studies, Philadelphia. Apr. 14-16, 2016.
- “The Voluntary Colony: Pedagogies of the Will in 19th-Century Algeria.” Society for French Historical Studies, Annual Meeting. Nashville. Mar. 3-6, 2016.
- “Psychology’s Lamentations: Theology, Pragmatism, and the Human Sciences in the Fin de Siècle.” History of Science Society, Annual Meeting. San Francisco, Nov. 19-22, 2015
- “Pedagogies of National Renewal: Science and the Politics of Republican Education.” Western Society for French History, Annual Meeting. Chicago, Nov. 5-7, 2015
- “Pragmatism in a Transnational Frame: Theology, Selfhood, and Science in the Fin de Siècle.” European Society for the History of Human Sciences, Annual Meeting. Angers, FR. July 7-10, 2015
- “Crossing Borders in Twentieth-Century France.” Session Chair. Society for French Historical Studies, Annual Meeting. Colorado Springs, CO, Apr. 16-19, 2015
- “Le cerveau sous La Troisième République: la science, la pédagogie et le renouvellement national.” Western Society for French History, Annual Meeting. San Antonio, TX, Nov. 13-15, 2014
- “Impressions of Indefinite Skyscrapers: French Disseminations of Early Twentieth-Century American Intellectual Culture.” Society for US Intellectual History, Annual Meeting. Indianapolis, IN, Oct. 9-12, 2014
- “Trans-Atlantic Intellectual Transport: The France-America Committee on the Eve of World War I.” Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Annual Meeting. Lexington, KY, June 19-21, 2014
- “Science and Radical Political Programs around May ’68,” 20th/21st Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium. New York, NY, Mar. 8, 2014.
- “Conservatism and Radical Metaphysics in Late Nineteenth-Century French Thought,” Society for US Intellectual History, Annual Meeting. Irvine, CA, Nov. 3, 2013
- “Repetition as an Intellectual Historical Object.” The Johns Hopkins University Graduate Students Humanities Center Conference, Repetition. Baltimore, MD, Feb. 22, 2013
- “The Creative Evolution of Henri Bergson’s Concept of Time.” The Johns Hopkins University Graduate Student Anthropology Conference, Commemorations. Baltimore, MD, Apr. 2, 2011
- “What are the Conditions of Non-Human Agency? A Return to Gilles Deleuze’s Transcendental Empiricism.” The Johns Hopkins University Graduate Student Political Science Conference, Dangerous Crossings: Politics at the Limit of the Human. Baltimore, MD, Oct. 1-2, 2010
- “Disagreeing Sincerely: A Serious Reading of Stanley Cavell and Gilles Deleuze.” New York University Graduate Student Comparative Literature Conference, Disagreement. New York City, Mar. 5-6, 2010
- “Time’s Invisible Texture: Rethinking Empiricism between Locke and Deleuze.” The Johns Hopkins University Graduate Student Anthropology Conference, Invisibilities: Addressing the Question of the Unseen. Baltimore, MD, Feb. 20, 2010
- “Temporality and Agency as Eternal Recurrence.” Duquesne University Graduate Student Philosophy Conference, Why Nietzsche? Which Nietzsche? Pittsburgh, PA, Mar. 28, 2009
CONFERENCES AND PANELS ORGANIZED
- “Politics and the Human Sciences under the Third Republic.” Western Society for French History Annual Conference. Chicago, Nov. 5-7, 2015
- “Ideas in Transit: Intellectual Exchanges as Foreign Relations at the Turn to the Twentieth Century.” Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Annual Meeting. Lexington, KY, June 19‐21, 2014
- “Mapping Conservatism: Interdisciplinary and Transnational Perspective on the Question of Conservative Thought, Politics, Language, and Discourse,” Society for US Intellectual History, Annual Meeting. Irvine, CA, Nov. 3, 2013
- “Legality, Politics, and Ethics of Militarized Drones.” The Johns Hopkins University, Apr. 16, 2013
- “Repetition,” Humanities Center Graduate Conference, The Johns Hopkins University, Feb. 20-21, 2013
- “Human Rights And The City: Rethinking Social Justice In Baltimore.” The Johns Hopkins University, Apr. 8, 2011
- “Directions of Realism,” Humanities Center Graduate Conference, The Johns Hopkins University, Feb. 18-19, 2011
- “Inside/Outside,” Humanities Center Graduate Conference, The Johns Hopkins University, Apr. 2-3, 2009
- French: Fluent in speaking, reading, and writing
- German: Proficient in reading and writing
- American Historical Association
- American Philosophical Association
- History of Science Society
- Society for French Historical Studies
- Society for Phenomenology and Existentialist Philosophy
- Society for US Intellectual History
- Western Society for French History