I am an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Reno. From Fall 2019 – Spring 2020, I worked as a Research Assistant Professor in Philosophy and core faculty member in the joint UNC/Duke PPE program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
In August 2019, I was awarded a PhD in philosophy by the University of Texas at Austin. I spent the 2018-2019 academic year at Princeton as a Visiting Student Research Collaborator. Before my doctoral studies, I studied for a Masters in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research, and for Bachelors of Arts and of Laws at the Australian National University. I am admitted to practice as a lawyer in the Australian Capital Territory.
My work addresses questions at the intersection of moral psychology, normative ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of law. Much of my research deals with the concept of forgiveness. Against the prevailing view that forgiveness is a positive value, I urge a skeptical attitude.
When I’m not engaged in research, I like to hike, read novels, and work with clay.
I have a dog, Geist. She is an excellent friend.