Political Science Department

Rollins College

1000 Holt Ave.

Winter Park, FL 32789




Current Position

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Political Theory, Political Science Department, Rollins College. 2009 – present.




Ph.D. in Political Science (specializing in Political Theory), Columbia University. 2009.

M.Phil., Political Science, Columbia University. 2005.

M.A., Political Science, Columbia University. 2004.

B.A., Political Science, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 2001.


Areas of Specialization


§   Contemporary Analytic Social and Political Philosophy: Theories of Justice, Global Ethics, Ethical Foundations of Social Policy and the Welfare State.

§    Democratic Theory, Modern Political Thought






Book Reviews:

Democratic Reason, Collective Intelligence, and the Rule of the Many by Helene Landemore (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012) The Review of Politics, 75, 4, 2013
Some Things Should Not Be for Sale: The Morality of Markets by Debra Satz (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010) Perspectives on Politics, 9: 4, 2011.
Citizen’s  Income and Welfare Regimes in Latin America: From Cash Transfers to Rights by Rubén Lovuolo ( New York: Pelgrave Macmillan, 2013) Basic Income Studies, forthcoming (available online via online first)



Self-Realization and Justice: A Liberal-Perfectionist Defense of the Right to Freedom from Employment (New York and London: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy, 2012).

Democracy, Rationality and Justice: Essays for Jon Elster, co-edited with Claudio Lopez-Guerra (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming  2014)



Academic Articles:

“Moral Choice and Self-Cultivation” (forthcoming, The Journal of Moral Philosophy).


“An Epistemic Justification of the Duty to Vote" (under review)


“Work-Lovers, Freedom, and Basic Income” (Contemporary Political Theory 9: 4, 2011).


“Employment as a Limitation on Self-Ownership” (The Human Rights Review, 12:1 2011).


“Participation and Rights in Ancient Athens: A Habermasian Approach” (The European Legacy, 15:7, 2010).


“A Non-Cosmopolitan Case for Sovereign Debt Relief” (The Journal of Global Ethics, 6:1, 2010).


“ On The Tension Between Gendered Choices and Sex Equality: What Can Liberalism Say?" (under review)



Book Chapters:

“An Alternative Reply to the Free-Rider Objection Against Unconditional Citizenship Grants” in Ethics and Public Policy, edited by Jonathan Boston. Canberra: The Australian National University Press, 2011.


“Gender Equality and Motivation: The Case of Female Suicide Bombers” (Cambridge University Press,  component chapter of Democracy, rationality and Justice: Essays for Jon Elster, co-edited with Claudio Lopez-Guerra

Newspaper Articles: 

“Healthcare Beyond Politics” op-ed, Orlando Sentinel, July 6, 2012.


“The Freedom to Vote is at Stake in Florida”, Op-ed, The Tallahassee Democrat, July 26, 2012 and The Winter Park/Maitland Observer, July 27, 2012.


"High Skilled Immigrants and the Brain Drain Problem", The Seminole Voice, February 20, 2013

"Does Lobbying Corrupt the Core of Our Democracy?" The Tallahassee Democrat, July 17, 2013

"Medical Marijuana in Florida and teh Right to Wellbeing" The Orlando Sentinel, March 5, 2014


Teaching Experience


Professor, Rollins College Courses:

§  Ancient Political Thought;

§  Problems in Political Thought

§  The Philosophy of the Welfare State;

§  Constitutional Law;

§  Contemporary Political Theory

§  Great Political Minds (Rollins Conference Course, taught twice)

§  Theories of Democracy:

§  Political and Social (Applied) Ethics.

§  The Politics and Ethics of Aristotle (Graduate, Master In Liberal Studies, Holt School)


Teaching and Service at Rollins and in the Profession


Business School at Rollins College, lecture on “Argentina and the New Left.”  November 2012

Dr. Eren Tatari’s RCC class, lecture on “The Ethics of Immigration".  November 2012

Olin Library Advisory Council, Rollins College, 2012-present

External member, faculty position search committee, Philosophy Department, Rollins College,  Fall 2012

Book manuscript peer- reviewer, Philosophy Division, Routledge

Original article  peer reviewer, The Journal of Political Philosophy, Contemporary Political Theory, Hypatia: A Journal of Femonist philosophy

Rollins College Collaborative Research Program: “Intellectual Property Rights, Food Security, and Genetically Modified Crops.” Student Sanjay Rana and Sheryline Godoy, summer 2012.

Course Redesign Initiative Workshop, Rollins College, August 2012

Rollins College Collaborative Research Program: “Gender Equality and Female Motivations for Terrorism.” Students Anne Hilb and Alia El-Assar, summer 2010.

American Colleges of the South Association, Teaching and Learning Workshop, Rollins College, June 2010.

Writing in the Disciplines Workshop, Rollins College, January 2010.

Student Life Committee, Rollins College Governance, 2010-present

Faculty Advisor to Student Honor Code Council, Rollins College, 2010-present

Attendance and collaboration, Common Vision Minority Group, Rollins College, 2009-2010

Attendance and collaboration, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS), Rollins College, 2009-present

Advising on Honor Thesis for students Roxana Ramirez, Kyle Meagre and Alia El-Assar.

Project Mosaic Initiative, African and African –American Studies Program at Rollins. 2011-present.

Independent Study Mentor, Honors Thesis Advisor, Social Policy and Gender, student Roxanne Szal, 2012-2013

Speaker at Panel Discussion, Green Card Stories, book presentation by Journalist Saundra Amhrein, Rollins College, February 2012.

Public Lecture Organizer, Professor of Law Christina Frohock, University of Miami School of Law, November 2011, Political Science Department, Rollins College. Lecture: “Constitutional Rights of Immigrants and the role of the U.S. Supreme Court.”


Awards and Fellowships

Andrew Mellon Graduate Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Study at The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP), Columbia University, 2007-2009.

Deutsch Award for Best Paper on Social JusticeInternational Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Columbia University, 2007. Paper title: “Sovereign Debt and Global Justice.”

Mention of Honor, Deutsch Award for Best Paper on Social JusticeInternational Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Columbia University, 2007. Paper title: “Towards One Possible Explanation of Female Suicide Bombings.”

Full Faculty Fellowship for Graduate StudiesColumbia University, 2003 – 2009.

Summer Doctoral Research GrantGraduate School of Arts and Sciences, Columbia University, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.

Individual Faculty Development Grant, Rollins College, 2010, 2012


Conferences and Seminar Presentations

"An Epistemic Justification of the Duty to Vote." American Political Science Association, Chicago, September 2013.
"Contingency, Justice, and the Ethics of  Universal Welfare Provisions". Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2013.
“Gendered Female Preferences, Autonomy, and Women’s Empowerment.” American Political Science Association, Annual Conference, New Orleans, September 2012
Book Presentation: Self-Realization and Justice: A Liberal Perfectionist Defense of the Right to Freedom from Employment. Canada Basic Income Network, Annual Conference, Toronto, May 5-7.
“Sovereign Debt and Global Justice.” International Political Studies Association in conjunction with Rollins College. Rollins College, November, 2011.
Paper Commentator, Conference on “Democracy and Its Critics: Ancient and Modern.” Britain and Ireland Association for Political Thought. Oxford University, October 2011.
“Employment as a Limitation on Self-Ownership.” American Political Science Association, Washington, DC, September 2011.
“A Non-Cosmopolitan Case for Sovereign  Debt Relief”, Asociación Argentina de Análisis Político, Córdoba, Argentina, June, 2011.
“A Social-Psychological Thesis for Female Suicide Bombings,” with student Anne Hilb, International Journal of Social Sciences Annual Conference, Malta, April 2011.
 “Self-Realization Opportunities as Objects of Distributive Justice.” Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISERP) Conference, Columbia University, April 2011.
“Global Justice and National Debt.” Symposium in Honor of Brian Barry, Columbia University, May 2010.
“Justice as Reciprocity and The Right to Freedom From Necessity” Western Political Science Association, San Francisco, April 2010.
“Free-riding or Fair Play? A Defense of Freedom From Employment.” Ethical Foundations of Public Policy, Institute of Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, December 2009.
“Aristotelian Leisure as a Condition of Full Democracy.” Association for Political Theory, Wesleyan University, October 2009.
 “Athenian Liberties and Rights: A Habermasian Approach.” American Political Science Association, Boston, September 2008.
“What Kind of Welfare State? Philosophical Reasons For and Against Conditional and Unconditional Social Policy.”  Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, April 2007.
“Gender Socialization and Justice: Reflections from A Feminist Standpoint.” Northeastern Political Science Association, Philadelphia, November 2006.
“Libertad Política y Derecho al Ocio.” Invited Lecturer, Universidad Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 2005.
“Athenian Liberties and Rights in Ancient Democracy: A Co-inclusive Approach” Annual Graduate Student Conference, New School for Social Research, New York, April 2004.



Professional Memberships

§  American Political Science Association.
§  American Philosophical Society.
§  Asociación Argentina de Análisis Político.
§  Midwest Political Science Association.



§  Spanish (native speaker).
§  Italian (fluent).
§  Portuguese (reading competence only).
§  French (reading competence only).