Collegiate Assistant Professor
Social Sciences Core: Classics of Social and Political Thought
Natasha is a Harper-Schmidt Fellow and Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Social Sciences. Her research interests combine 20th century European social, economic and political theory with the history of American political science. Additionally, she studies modern theories of political economy, the history of capitalism and Renaissance political thought.
Her manuscript, Democratic Elitism: The Secret History of American Political Science, recovers and contextualizes the Italian School of Elitism (Mosca, Pareto and Michels) and traces how its normative and methodological contributions were transformed by Anglo-American political science in the post-war period. Articles stemming from this project can be found in European Journal of Political Theory, Journal of Politics and Critical Review.
She has also worked extensively on Renaissance political thought. She translated four of Francesco Guicciardini’s political treatises (three of which had never appeared in English) for the volume Florentine Political Writings from Petrarch to Machiavelli (University of Pennsylvania, 2019), which she edited with Mark Jurdjevic and John P. McCormick.
You can access her CV and other information about her research here.