selected writing

please email me at iar2c [at] virginia [dot] edu if you cannot access the paywalled journal articles but would nonetheless like to read them.

meaning and modularity: the multivalence of ‘mechanism’ in sociological explanation. with Carly Knight. Sociological Theory. 37 (3): 234-256, 2019.

performative state-formation in the early american republic. American Sociological Review. 84 (2): 334-367, 2019.

the king’s two bodies and the crisis of liberal modernity. Hedgehog Review, 21 (3), 2019.

jefferson’s two bodies: interpretations of a statue at the university of virginia. pp. 64-84 in #Charlottesville: Before and Beyond. New York: Public Seminar Books, 2018.

agency, power, modernity: a manifesto for social theory. with Michael Weinman. European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology 6(1): 6-50, 2018.

chains of power and their representationSociological Theory, 35 (2): 87-117, 2017.

hartmut rosa’s project for critical theory. Thesis Eleven, 133 (1): 122-129, 2016.

between structural breakdown and crisis action: interpretation in the whiskey rebellion and the salem witch trials. Critical Historical Studies. 3(1): 27-64, 2016.

what is interpretive explanation in sociohistorical analysis? pp. 42-67 in Inheriting Gadamer: New Directions in Philosophical Hermeneutics, edited by Georgia Warnke. Edinburgh University Press.

can there be a bourdieusian theory of crisis? History and Theory, 54 (2): 269-276, 2015.

deep culture in action: resignification, synecdoche, and metanarrative in the moral panic of the salem witch trials, Theory and Society, 44(1): 65-94, 2015.

the unsettlement of communities of inquiry. with Mayer N. Zald in Theorizing in the Social Sciences, edited by Richard Swedberg, Stanford University Press, 2014.

charismatic performance: a study of bacon’s rebellion. American Journal of Cultural Sociology, 1 (2): 1-35, 2013.