I am an assistant professor in philosophy at the University of Northern Colorado. I typically teach early Chinese philosophy, social/political philosophy, and ethics. I am also interested in feminist philosophy and philosophy of race.

My research explores social norms and social roles, and how and to what extent they affect our moral commitments and shape our identities. My current research focuses on developing a Confucian theory of social practices and offering a role ethics interpretation of the Mengzi.

I also am at work on articulating a novel account of oppressive speech—speech oppresses by legitimizing, engaging, or enacting social norms that oppress—and drawing out its implications for First Amendment jurisprudence.

More info about my research, as well as links to published papers and works in progress, can be found on my research page.