Research
My research is based on the conviction that ethical analysis can help us untangle some of the messiest and most important problems in human life. Specifically, I focus on questions of moral agency, self-regarding obligations, and ethical relationships under conditions of trauma and oppression (and their intersection). I argue for an approach to ethics that recognizes the burdens these agents face yet which does not reduce them to mere victims. My current projects involve arguing that responsibility under trauma ought to change our interpersonal practices of blame and identifying the connections between the morally damaging environment of intimate partner violence and gender oppression.
Publications
◦ “Trauma and Compassionate Blame.” (forthcoming) Ergo

◦ 2019. "Understanding Self-Injury through Body Shame and Internalized Oppression."
Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 26(4): 295-313

◦ 2019. "Self-Saboteurs and Ethical Relationships." Social Theory and Practice 45(2): 249-285

◦ 2018. “Complicit Suffering and the Duty to Self-Care.” Philosophy, 93(2): 251-277
Encyclopedia Entries
◦ 2020. “Moral Luck.” In: Sellers M., Kirste S. (eds). Encyclopedia of the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. Springer, Dordrecht
Articles Under Review
◦ “We Don't Do That Here: Intimate Partner Violence, Moral Damage, and Community Responsibility”
◦ "Challenging the Stigma of Self-Injury"
Works in Progress
◦ “Narrative Identity, Psychopathology, and Bad Faith”
◦ “Sexist Harms of the American Wedding Industry”