My research revolves around inequality in the political community. More specifically, I am interested in the relationship between formal and informal normative frameworks (such as law and morality, social trust and interpersonal trust, and citizenship and belonging, among others). My dissertation 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.