I am a moral philosopher who studies normative power.
I write about the power we have to change the moral, legal, and social world through speech acts and other expressions of our will. Consider, for instance: consent, promises, promissory release, offers, and threats. I also work on exploitation theory. Much of my work relates to sexual ethics – a subject on which I regularly teach.
WHERE I’VE BEEN:
University of Maryland, Associate Professor, Starting August, 2017 – present
The University of Connecticut, Assistant Professor, August, 2011 – August, 2017
Ph.D. Philosophy: University of Wisconsin, Madison: 2011; Dissertation Advisor: Daniel Hausman
B.A. Philosophy & Women’s Studies, Columbia University
Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, January, 2017 – May, 2017
Laurence S. Rockefeller Fellow, Princeton University, 2014 – 2015