My research explores questions of empire and settler colonialism, the politics of race and indigeneity, and historical and structural injustice through both historical/archival and contemporary lenses. Based on extensive archival work on the Native American Sovereignty Movement the 20th century, my dissertation reconstructs the writings of Standing Rock Sioux theorist Vine Deloria, Jr. I argue that Deloria crafted a politics of decolonization contextually focused on questions of dispossession, landlessness, treaty relations, and self-determination long before theorists cast the politics of culture in their dominant contemporary forms. I am currently working on a book project based on the dissertation and have a forthcoming article in the journal Political Theory entitled "Custer's Sin's: Vine Deloria, Jr. and the Settler-Colonial Politics of Civic Inclusion." I will be joining the University of Michigan Department of Political Science as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2017.