I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Washington & Lee University. My research is in ethics, philosophy of action, and aesthetics. Before joining the philosophy department at W&L, I received my PhD from the University of Michigan in 2022 and my BA from Wellesley College in 2017. I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC.
My research defends the value of integrated agency. In my dissertation, I argue that agents who fail to live up to the requirements of their commitments experience inner conflicts that hinder their ability to be self-governing. Here is the dissertation. You can read more about my ongoing research projects here.
Many of my side projects are in the philosophy of art. I'm especially interested in aesthetic explanation, the social dimensions of art, and the high/low art distinction. (I'm an ardent proponent of the lowbrow!)
I am committed to removing barriers preventing minoritized philosophers from fully participating in the discipline. During the 2020-2021 year, I was Co-Director of Minorities and Philosophy International, where I began organizing in 2019.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. I use she/her/hers pronouns.