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About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Grand Valley State University. I research and teach in feminist philosophy, social philosophy, ethics, moral psychology, and philosophy of psychiatry. My research focuses on how the non-ideal conditions of trauma and oppression (and their intersections) impact the moral dimensions of our lives: how might trauma and oppression change moral agency? How might they alter both self-regarding and other-regarding considerations? How might we need to rethink our ethical theorizing in order to accommodate these non-ideal conditions?

Previously, I was a 2018-2019 Resident Ethics Fellow in the Stockdale Center for Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy and a 2017-2018 Dissertation Fellow at the Humanities Institute at the University of Connecticut, where I completed my dissertation, “Suffering and Self-Sabotage in Ethical Life.”