I am a Senior Lecturer 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 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.
Lastly, 2015 was the 800th anniversary of the first signing of Magna Carta. I helped organise commemorative activities that year and now Chris Jones and I are putting together an edited collection entitled Magna Carta and New Zealand: History, Politics and Law in Aotearoa, more information is available here.