I am a philosopher and poet. In a recent series of papers, I develop a view of responsibility motivated by the ways in which we hold so-called “marginal agents” (e.g., children, people with addiction) responsible in ordinary life.
I am also interested in the impact of trauma on responsibility and forgiveness.
I was previously a Lecturer in the Brandeis University Philosophy Department. Before that, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar at The Ohio State University College of Public Health/the Center for Bioethics at OSU Medical Center. My research at OSU was part of a project called Regulating Addiction: Paternalism, Stigma, and Health Disparities.
I received my PhD from UNC – Chapel Hill and was a recipient of a Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Completion Fellowship for 2018-19. Before coming to UNC, I received a BA in philosophy and psychology from Simmons College, and an MA in philosophy from Tufts.