I received my Ph.D in Philosophy from Northwestern University in 2015. I currently teach philosophy at Northeastern Illinois University. My core philosophical interests are in political philosophy and ethics, broadly construed to include feminist philosophy, critical philosophy of race, democratic theory and political economy.
Much of my research has to do with egalitarian relationships—why they’re important, and what exactly they look like in specific practical contexts. Read more about my academic work here.
In addition to my academic research, I also frequently write for non-academic publications on political topics. Some of my non-academic writing has appeared recently in Slate, Jacobin, Los Angeles Review of Books, Business Insider and In These Times. One of my recent articles was featured in a piece at the New York Times.
I’m committed to the idea that political philosophy isn’t simply an academic matter, but a project oriented toward making the world a better place. Thus, I’m active in organizing efforts in Chicago that aim to resist injustice and build up the capacity of ordinary working people to fight for their interests, including but not limited to: efforts to resist privatization and increase public investment in education, immigrant rights organizing, efforts to stop police brutality and hold offending officers accountable, strike support for workers no matter what industry they hail from, etc. I am also active in my union, The University Professionals of Illinois (IFT-AFT, AFL-CIO).