Encouraged to 'ponder the imponderables' from an early age, Caleb believes that life is best spent in contemplation. He discovered his particular calling, political theory, after reading Kant and Nietzsche in high school, then spent his undergraduate days at Brown immersing himself in the ideas of Spinoza, Arendt, Foucault, Badiou, and countless others. After graduating with a B.A. in Philosophy and Modern Culture and Media (2009), Caleb left Providence for Hyde Park and earned an M.A. in Social Science from the University of Chicago (2010). He returned to Providence to work as an Americorps volunteer, helping high-needs students apply to college, before beginning his doctoral training in Political Science under Prof. Andrew Norris and Prof. P. E. Digeser at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012, graduating in the spring of 2018. Currently, he serves as a lecturer.
Caleb lives in Santa Barbara with his wife, Chelsea, and their two dogs, Morris (Jack Russell mix) and Figueroa (???). They enjoy live music, cycling, cooking, and exploring.
If exiled to a desert island, Caleb would take along Hobbes's Leviathan, Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, and David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, though he'd prefer if that island also had enough electricity to power a turntable.