I am Associate Professor of Political Theory at the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin.
From 2023-2028, I am the Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Grant project, ELECT. It studies the role of social norms and normative attitudes and regulatory and political enviornments in shaping the agency of political actors in election campaigns. Germany, Italy, the UK and US are the case studies.
Previously, I held the position of Junior Research Fellow in Politics at University College, Oxford. I hold a PhD from the European University Institute’s Department of Political and Social Sciences. Part of he qualification for this degree was undertaken at Princeton University’s Department of Politics, with the support of a Fulbright Schuman Award.
I have written on a range of issues in political theory, especially relating to questions of democracy and international politics. My monograph, entitled Centripetal Democracy: Democratic Legitimacy and Political Identity in Belgium, Switzerland and the European Union, was released in 2017 with Oxford University Press. This book won the 2018 Brian Farrell Book Prize, awarded annually by the Political Studies Association of Ireland.
On this website, further information about my work can be found, including full texts of recent publications and details of work in progress.