I'm a PhD candidate in the philosophy department at the University of Michigan, where I'm advised by Sarah Buss. In Fall 2022, I will be an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Washington & Lee University. My research is in ethics, philosophy of action, and aesthetics.
Here is my CV.
My research defends the value of integrated agency (i.e., the integration of one's identities and commitments into a coherent whole), while remaining sensitive to non-ideal social conditions preventing diverse people from achieving integrity. I am currently working on a project that considers whether integrity requires that we be prepared to die for what we believe in, and a project about why people often desire a "fresh start" or "clean state" after a period of depression and personal turmoil.
Many of my side projects are in the philosophy of art. I majored in architecture in college and I've never been able to shake off my love for the arts. 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.
Before coming to Michigan in 2017, I received my BA in philosophy and architecture from Wellesley College and studied philosophy and art history at the University of Oxford. I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. I use she/her/hers pronouns.