Professor of Political Science
Research Interest(s): Critical Theory, European Unification, Post-Nationhood
Program Area(s): Methods; International Relations; Comparative Politics
Regional Specialization(s): Europe
Department Strength(s): Critical Theory; International Theory
I study European unification from the perspective of critical theory. My books include France After Hegemony: International Change and Financial Reform(Cornell, 1991), Capital Ungoverned (co-authored: Cornell, 1997), European Union and the Deconstruction of the Rhineland Frontier (Cambridge, 2008; winner of the Charles Taylor Prize for best book employing interpretive methods), and Europe Anti-Power (Routledge, Interventions, 2016). I have begun work on a new book entitled The Ashes of Christ: Personalism, Catholic Renewal, and European Unification. I am active in the Critical Theory Graduate Studies Cluster, and direct the undergraduate Paris Program in Art, Literature, and Contemporary European Thought. I co-founded and, until 2012, co-directed the French Interdisciplinary Group, and remain active in various French partnership programs, including the dual PhD programs with Sciences Po, Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle, and the École Normale Supérieure.