The focus of my research: My research is centered on political philosophy, feminist philosophy, and the intersection of each with moral epistemology. In other words, I am interested in the justification of moral principles regarding social justice generally and gender justice specifically.

My current book project: What can philosophers learn about moral epistemology from the study of moral revolutions? The moral revolution constituted by the abolition of slavery in the United States provides a real world test for how moral principles can be successfully justified even amidst deep social division. Once the most divisive issue in American political life, slavery is now a paradigm case of injustice. I argue that understanding how this happened is of more than just empirical interest, and in fact has normative implications for what role intuitions play in moral justification, how to overcome testimonial injustice, and to what extent moral perception is theory-laden. 

Publications

"The Experience Machine Objection to Desire Satisfactionism." Co-authored with Joseph Stenberg. Journal of the American Philosophical Association. Vol. 3, No. 2 (Summer 2017), pp. 247-263.

It is widely held that the Experience Machine is the basis of a serious objection to Hedonistic theories of welfare. It is also widely held that Desire Satisfactionist theories of welfare can readily avoid problems stemming from the Experience Machine. But in this paper, we argue that if the Experience Machine poses a serious problem for Hedonism, it also poses a serious problem for Desire Satisfactionism. We raise two objections to Desire Satisfactionism, each of which relies on the Experience Machine. The first is very much like the well-known Experience Machine objection to Hedonism. The second asks whether someone who accepts Desire Satisfactionism should want to form a desire to plug into the Experience Machine.

Review of A Colony in a NationEthnic and Racial Studies. DOI: 10.1080/01419870.2017.1380215. 

For my publications on pedagogy, please see my page on Teaching.

For a list of my talks at conferences, please see my CV.