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.
“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”