I teach sociology at Boston College. I specialize in health and illness, politics, media, and social theory. In my forthcoming book with Routledge called Pandemics, Authoritarian Populism and Science Fiction, I focus on elements of authoritarian populism in popular films, regarding moralities of inter-group relations, and representations of medical science and the military. I am editor of the volume Critical Theory and Authoritarian Populism, published by University of Westminster Press in 2018, and co-author with Felipe Ziotti Narita of O Problema Do Populismo, published by Paco Editoriale in 2019. I organized the book through an unaffiliated international research network on critical theory that I founded in October of 2016, and continue to direct.