Research
My research is based on the conviction that ethical analysis can help us untangle some of the messiest problems in human life. Specifically, I focus on questions of moral agency, self-regarding obligations, and ethical relationships under conditions of suffering, oppression, and mental disorders. I argue for an approach to ethics that recognizes the burdens these agents face yet which does not reduce them to mere victims, instead affirming their agency.
Publications
“Complicit Suffering and Self-Care” (Philosophy, forthcoming)
Articles Under Review
“Self-Saboteurs and Ethical Relationships” (Philosophical Psychology, revise and resubmit)
Works in Progress
“Suffering as a Component of Well-Being”
“Self-Injury, (Body) Shame, and Agency”
“Appropriate Grief, Inappropriate Despair: Thinking of Suffering as A Fitting Relation”