I'm Associate Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University. Before coming to Harvard, I was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Illinois State University (2013-2016). Before that, I was a grad student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I received my PhD in philosophy in 2013. I received my BA in 2006 from Ball State University, majoring in philosophy and Spanish. Between graduating from Ball State and beginning my PhD at UW-Madison, I spent some time teaching kindergarten in Denver, Colorado.
My research interests are in the areas of social and political philosophy and ethics. My most sustained research projects concern political liberalism and political legitimacy, educational justice, and the gendered division of labor. My book, Liberalism, Neutrality, and the Gendered Division of Labor, just came out with Oxford University Press. I've also written on diversity problems within the discipline of philosophy, on the ethics and politics of abortion, on the use of social policy to curtail animal consumption and experimentation, on the practice of non-ideal theory in political philosophy, and on other issues in feminist philosophy. Those interested in my research can check out my curriculum vitae and my research page.
Those interested in my teaching philosophy and descriptions of some of the courses I’ve taught can find that information on my teaching page. (Current students looking for course materials will have better luck visiting our course webpage on Canvas.)