I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University and a 2018 Harvard Horizons Scholar. 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.
To learn more about my research, 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.
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.
I am delighted to be a Mellon Sawyer Fellow at Boston University during 2017-2018. In June 2018, I will be a Visiting Fellow at the ConceptLab at the University of Oslo. In Fall 2018, I will join the Department of Philosophy at San Francisco State University as an Assistant Professor.