About

Welcome to my website. I am an associate professor of politics at New York University, specializing in political theory. My primary research interests are in the historical origins and normative logic of democratic institutions. I have a particular interest in ancient Greece.

Here is a fun educational video on Athens I did with Jeremiah Dickey and the team at Ted-Ed:

http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-did-democracy-really-mean-in-athens-melissa-schwartzberg

And here’s a recent post from the Monkey Cage:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/07/04/classical-athenian-democracy-and-the-greek-referendum/