I am an Associate Professor in Political Theory at the University of Auckland. Click here to go to my faculty website.
I’ve been at Auckland since early 2007. I did my doctoral studies (2002-2006) at Oxford in Political Theory. I also have an MA in Canadian Politics from Dalhousie University (2000) and a BA (Hons) in Political Science from UBC (1998).
My teaching and research draw on the analytic tradition and, over the last few years, has increasing come to concern the ‘theory of the state’. My interests lie at the intersection of political theory, law and political science. Much of my writing concerns the subject of systemic state wrongdoing and I’m interested in the theoretical and legal issues state wrongdoing creates.
In 2022, I published Monetary Redress for Abuse in State Care with Cambridge University Press.
In 2014, I published Transitional Justice in Established Democracies: A Political Theory.
More information about that book can be found here.
I am the Book Review Editor for the Dialogues for Historical Justice and Memory. More information is available here.
I am pleased to be part of the Royal Commission Forum. The Forum brings academics, non profit organisations, and other stakeholders together to promote justice for survivors of historic abuse in Aotearoa New Zealand with regard to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care and in the Care of Faith-based Institutions – Te Kōmihana Karauna mō ngā Tūkino o Mua ki te Hunga i Tiakina e te Kāwanatanga i Tiakina hoki e ngā Whare o to Whakapono.