Whitney wants to re-understand contemporary issues by looking back at the history of ideas. She is completing her PhD in political theory at the University of California, Riverside, where her research concentrates on modern political thought (particularly the French Enlightenment), feminist theory, and the intersection of political theory and literature. Her dissertation argues that philosophy is often found in unexpected places.
She is passionate about designing and teaching university courses in political theory that are interesting and relevant to even the most apathetic student.
When she is not thinking thoughts, Whitney enjoys hiking in Griffith Park and traveling. She will laugh out loud at a pun, even a really bad one. She rarely meets a glass of red wine that she cannot enjoy.