I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University. My primary research is in social and political philosophy, philosophy of race, moral philosophy, 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.
In Fall 2018, I will join the Department of Philosophy at San Francisco State University as an assistant professor.
"You Can't Speak for Me! Skepticism about Informal Political Representation"
Talk-Shop, Department of Philosophy, Harvard University, April 26, 2016
“Democracy Within, Justice Without: The Duties of Informal Political Representatives"
Caribbean Philosophical Association, New York, June 22-24, 2017
Upcoming Summer Seminars and Summer Schools
This summer, I am looking forward to engaging with and learning from several philosophical communities:
Philosophy and Social Science, Institute of Philosophy, Prague, May 2017
The Mentoring Project for Pre-tenure Women in Philosophy, Salt Lake City, June 2017
Philosophy in an Inclusive Key (PIKSI) Boston, MIT, June 2017 (panelist)
Ontology and Metaontology, CEU, Budapest, July 2017