David holds a BA in Intellectual History from the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude with distinction in History in 2008. His undergraduate thesis dealt with the intellectual origins of the Dreyfus Affair. As an MA/MSC student in the joint dual program between Columbia University and the London School of Economics his research focused on Alexis de Tocqueville. Upon graduating, David worked in the Photographs Department at Phillips auction house in New York City. He currently lives in Mexico City, where he writes, and teaches courses on intellectual history and the history of opera.