Caleb's research primarily concerns democratic theory; in particular, he's interested in the contemporary obstacles to democratic practice and the consequences of those obstacles for citizen's political self-conceptions. His dissertation, entitled "Living under Post-Democracy: Political Subjectivity in Fleetingly Democratic Times," brings the empirical literature on citizen participation to bear on democratic theory, challenging the latter's conceptual relevance and utility. Instead, he proposes embracing a model of post-democracy in which citizens stop thinking of themselves as 'participants' or 'decision-makers' and, subsequently, re-imagine their understandings of legitimacy, membership, responsibility, and culpability. In addition to democratic theory, he has a strong interest in political realism and currently has an article, entitled "'What is to be done' when there is nothing to do?: Realism and Political Inequality," under review by Constellations. In the future, he plans to further explore the consequences of democratic frustration, as well as the ways in which a therapeutic appreciation of philosophy can help alleviate it.