My background:

I received a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Arizona, completing my dissertation on Oppression and Victim Agency in 2012.  While a graduate student, I received the UA philosophy department’s Graduate Teaching Award in 2011 and the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences’ Meritorious Performance as a Graduate Teacher Award in 2012.  From 2012-2013, I was a GRIPP/RGCS Postdoctoral Research Fellow at McGill University.  I joined the University of Connecticut in 2013 as an Assistant Professor, jointly appointed in Philosophy & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

My work:

My research investigates self-regarding obligations in oppressive circumstances, with a particular focus on resistance, complicity, and varieties of identity passing – including sexual identity passing and mental illness covering.  I’m currently working on the ethics of looking out for oneself, which I hope to turn into a monograph.  For more information, please see my research page.   When I’m not doing this work, I take pride in cultivating the research of UConn’s many wonderful graduate students.

My life outside work:

I live with a neurotic cockapoo named Howie, who is the best.

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