I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from Harvard University in May 2018. I wrote my dissertation, Informal Political Representation: Normative and Conceptual Foundations, under the supervision of Tommie Shelby, T.M. Scanlon, Richard Moran, and Eric Beerbohm. My primary research is in social and political philosophy, moral philosophy, black political thought, philosophy of race, and philosophy of law. I also work on questions in feminist philosophy, criminal law, constitutional law, bioethics, and legal ethics.
To learn more about my research, watch my recent talk at the 2018 Harvard Horizons Symposium, listen to my recent interview on The UnMute Podcast with Myisha Cherry, or read my recent interview with the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
In Fall 2018, I will join the Department of Philosophy at San Francisco State University as an assistant professor.
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, the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School, the Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Fellowship at Boston University, and the ConceptLab at the University of Oslo. I also contribute to the Petrie-Flom Center's blog on law, healthcare, biotech, and bioethics, Bill of Health.