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Hello and Welcome! I am a political theorist in AU’s School of International Service. I specialize in ancient and modern political thought, and am particularly interested in questions of rhetoric and political culture. I spend much of my time thinking about how individuals can influence and transform cultural values and norms, and about how varying political conditions in turn influence human thinking and flourishing. I am currently working on a book about the culture-shaping rhetorical tactics of Rousseau and Nietzsche, with an emphasis on their respective autobiographical works. In am also working on the question of anonymity and accountability in contemporary life.