My second project is a Metahistory of Liberalism.  This project shows how, from the mid-nineteenth century onwards, a liberal tradition was invented in France, Britain, and the US, and how the figures and themes of this tradition were subsequently adapted to match shifting conceptions of liberalism up to the present day.


I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for the Study of Representative Institutions, Yale University. My work deals with the interface between the history of political thought, democratic theory, and liberalism.

My book project, Public Opinion: from Rousseau to Tocqueville, investigates how modern French theorists of representative institutions understood the relationship between public opinion, popular sovereignty, and democracy.