Interdisciplinary Opportunity Graduate School Fellow, 2019-2020
Ph.D. candidate in Political Theory[email protected]
Michelle is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Theory. Her research interests include the role of social sentiment and moral motivation in sustaining a free society, cultural pluralism, social transformation, and democratic theory. Her work draws on the traditions of Pragmatism and African American political thought. Her current project focuses on the critical pragmatism of Alain LeRoy Locke, his work on value theory, affect, and cultural pluralism, as well as the historical relationship between Locke's thought and German intellectuals from the 19th and early 20th century. Michelle holds an M.Phil in International Relations from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and a B.A. in Political Science, summa cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University.