I am a philosophy PhD student at the University of Texas at Austin. At present, I am writing a dissertation on the role of forgiveness in secular ethics and public life.

I have a Masters in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research and Bachelors of Arts and of Laws from the Australian National University. I have been admitted to practice as a lawyer in the Australian Capital Territory, but ran away from the courts to pursue my dream of becoming a rockstar (philosopher).

I work primarily in moral, legal and political philosophy, but also have a special fondness for aesthetics. Some of the papers I am working on at the moment, with an eye to publication, include: ‘Figures of Evil in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit’, ‘Reflections on Still Life’ and ‘A Case for Self-Decreation’.

I have a dog, Geist. She is an excellent friend.