Research

My academic research focuses primarily on economic democracy, presenting normative and strategic arguments in favor of democratizing various elements of our contemporary economy. As such, a majority of my work attends to questions of workplace democracy, the democratization of investment, the future of work, labor justice, and the democratization of other core economic institutions. Broadly speaking, I am interested in (a) critiques of capitalist relations as sites of domination and alienation and (b) the creative imagining of post-capitalist alternatives.

 

I am also interested in prefigurative politics, or the creation of desired future social relations and economic alternatives in the here-and-now. In essence, prefigurative politics is about "building the new world in the shell of the old". Prefiguration requires us to also think about political resistance both in terms of our normative commitments enacted in our resistance as well as strategies for building successful, just alternatives. Most recently, this has resulted in my work on economic democracy, its relation to the future of work in the face of developing technologies, and what economic and political preconditions are needed to ameliorate unjust economic inequalities related to the implementation and ownership over those technologies.

 

Alongside these projects, I am also exploring the roles and force of joy, absurdity, and radical hope in movements for social change. In particular, I am interested in how these ideas relate to how political movements can build and sustain the social and psychological preconditions needed to enact large-scale system change.

Publications

“Post-Work as Post-Capitalist: Economic Democracy for a Post-Work Future.” In Debating a Post-Work Future:

Perspectives from Philosophy and the Social Sciences, eds., Denise Celentano, Michael Cholbi, Jean-Philippe Deranty, and Kory Schaff. New York: Routledge. (forthcoming).

“Owning the Future of Work.” In The Routledge Handbook of Transformative Global Studies, ed., S. A.

Hamed Hosseini, James Goodman, Sara C. Motta, Barry K. Gills, pp. 387-399. New York: Routledge, 2020.

"Technocapitalism, the Intangible Economy, and Economic Centralization."

Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 19, no. 1-2 (2020): 32-44.

"Automation, Artificial Intelligence, and the God/Useless Divide.”

Perspectives on Global Development and Technology 16, no. 6 (2017): 700-716.

forthcoming

2022

2020

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2017

Book Reviews

"Examining the Sacrificial Economy of Digital Capitalism." Radical Philosophy Review 24, no. 2 (2021):

277-281.

2021