I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University. My primary research is in social and political philosophy, moral philosophy, black political thought, and philosophy of law. I also work on questions in feminist philosophy, criminal law, bioethics, and legal ethics. I am writing a dissertation on informal political representation under the supervision of Tommie Shelby, T.M. Scanlon, Richard Moran, and Eric Beerbohm.
I hold a J.D. from Stanford Law School and a B.A. in Philosophy and Africana Studies from New York University. I have served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Rosemary Barkett and the Honorable Judge Adalberto Jordan on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and as a legal adviser to Judge Barkett on the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague.
My work has been enriched by engagement with several cross-disciplinary communities, each of which has generously supported my research: the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University, the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School, the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School. I also contribute to the Petrie-Flom Center's blog on law, healthcare, biotech, and bioethics, Bill of Health.
In Fall 2018, I will join the Department of Philosophy at San Francisco State University as an Assistant Professor.
Fall 2017 Talks
APSA, San Francisco, CA, September 2017
Panel: Representative Legitimacy Under Strain with Jane Mansbridge, Laura Montanaro, and Nadia Urbinati
MANCEPT, Manchester, UK, September 2017
Panel: Moral Equality and Equal Respect
Feminist Ethics and Social Theory, Clearwater Beach, FL, October 2017
Philosophers' Cocoon Philosophy Conference, University of Tampa, FL, October 2017
Feminism, Philosophy, and Engaging the Public, CSWIP, Ontario, October 2017
Panel: Philosophical and Political Communities and Representation