Ph.D. - State University of New York at Albany
M.A. - SUNY at Albany & University of Massachusetts at Amherst
B.A. - Siena College
- Environmental Law and Policy
- American Politics
- Constitutional Law
- Human Rights Law and Politics
- Law and Bioethics
- Political Theory
My research interests cleave in two distinct directions. I am completing a book on Wittgenstein and Political Theory; part of a larger study of contemporary political theory as a series of responses to political trauma (genocide, war, the Holocaust) and ecological catastrophe. My second area of scholarly interest is the politics of sustainable development, where I am formulating a position I call "Political Ecology" that considers the larger political effects of acknowledging the illogic of limitless economic growth on a planet of limited natural resources.
- "The Iron Triangle: Why the Wildlife Society Needs to Take a Position on Economic Growth," co-authored with Brian Czech and nineteen signatories, Wildlife Society Bulletin 31.2 (Fall 2003), pp. 574-77.
- "Seeing As It Happens: Theorizing Through the Eyes of Wittgenstein," a paper presented at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Association, Boston, MA, November 11-13, 2004.
- Chair and discussant for "Social Criticism and Political Argument Panel," at 2004 Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Political Science Association, Boston, MA, November 11-13, 2004.
- "Theorizing Sustainability: An Exercise in Political Ecology," at the Association for Political Theory Conference, October 29-31, 2004, Colorado College Roundtable: Environmental Political Theory: The Art of Politics in a Natural World.
- Participant at Oxford Round Table on Regulating Sustainable Development: Adapting Globalization in the Twenty-First Century, University of Oxford, England, August 8-13, 2004, in the keynote presentation: "Theorizing Sustainability: An Exercise in Political Ecology."
- "Political Ecology and Sustainability: A Political Defense of Ecological Economics," at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 15-18, 2004.
- "Sustainability Science in Policymaking: Santa Rosa National Park (Costa Rica) and Adirondack State Park," co-authored with Tom Langen, presented at the Wildlife Society 2003 Annual Conference, Sept. 8, 2003, Burlington, VT, sponsored by the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics.
- "Theorizing Politics Lost: Hannah Arendt and Herbert Marcuse," presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Assoc., Chicago, IL, April 3-6, 2003.
- Respondent, Panel on "Jacques Derrida and Political Theory" at the Annual Meeting of Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 3-6, 2003.
- Respondent, "Did Socrates Believe in Democracy?" at the SUNY Potsdam's Legacy of Greece and Rome Conference, March 13, 2003.
- Chair, "Continental Political Philosophy Panel" at the Association for Political Theory Inaugural Conference, Calvin College, Grand Rapids Michigan, Oct. 17-19, 2003.