I am a PhD candidate and sociologist at UC Berkeley, where my work focuses on the social history of privacy and on contemporary political movements.

I have also been a fellow at the Institute for Global Change, the Berkeley Center for the Study of Law and Society, and the Institute of International Studies.

In a prior life, I also served as Managing Editor and Editor-at-Large for the magazine The European. I still write occasionally for publications like Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, the New Statesman, the Wall Street Journal, and Open Democracy, or for institutions like the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung and Chatham House.