Fields of interest:

  • 20th-century and contemporary literature and culture, especially with respect to institutions of law, economics and science
  • modernism and socialism
  • questions of literary reference and realism, particularly as they are thought about in phenomenological and sociological traditions

My teaching and research come together around the proposition that paying attention to reality can be fostered.


  • Germany
  • Politics
European Studies, European Studies, European Studies
PhD, Stanford University, Modern Thought and Literature, 1997
BA, Harvard University, Government, 1985