I study the politics of identity insofar as they relate to frameworks and narratives of the state. My research focuses on belonging, and citizenship in modern democratic societies, bringing together debates of political theory and comparative politics. I focus on the ways in which formal frameworks of inclusion are appropriated and (mis)translated into informal modes of inclusion in the politics of everyday life.

In more general terms, I am interested in the relationship between formal and informal normative frameworks: condoned violence and punishment, law and morality, democracy and nationalism, inequality and power, and the politics of identity.