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I am a political theorist whose research focuses on normative democratic theory, comparative constitution-making, and social epistemology. I am a Junior Research Fellow in Politics at Jesus College, University of Oxford. I am also the college lecturer in political theory at Lady Margaret Hall at Oxford and an academic affiliate at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights.

My doctoral research engaged with epistocracy, the notion that competent persons ought to enjoy exclusive or disproportionate political power. I examined the role played by this idea in constitutional moments in the United States, Britain and India. I then drew upon these case studies to develop a normative critique of epistocracy. I am currently working on the normative status of political parties and the grounds on which these could be regulated to facilitate their legislative role.