Hello! I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Union College, in Schenectady, NY. I earned my PhD at NYU in September ’22, advised by Daniel Viehoff, John Richardson, and Béatrice Longuenesse. I work mainly in two areas: (1) contemporary social and political philosophy, and (2) history of 19th and 20th century continental philosophy (and related political writing).
My research examines the tension between the values of community and freedom, and how they might be realized together in modern conditions. I follow this theme from historical modern philosophers like Rousseau, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Fanon into the philosophy of 20th century working-class, gender/sexual, and anti-colonial liberation movements. I also work on the relationship between racism, gender, and class.
I am at work on a monograph on the Marxist concept of alienation, which I argue picks out a deficient mode of relationship in which people disregard and instrumentalize their social others. I argue that alienation is structurally caused and constituted, not just bad moral behavior. I also write on Fanon’s development of this concept to understand racist social relations.
You can read about some of my papers on the above topics here. You can also read about my project of teaching non-canonical political philosophy from 20th century liberation movements here. My current CV is here.