Greetings! I am an Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Northeastern University, in Boston, Massachusetts. I am also a philosophy instructor for the Clemente Course in the Humanities, in Brockton, Massachusetts. I received my Ph.D in philosophy from Boston University in September of 2019. Before that, I received by M.A. in philosophy from Georgia State University, in 2012, and my B.A. in History from Winona State University, in 2009.
I was trained as an early modernist. My research to date has focused on topics in 17th and 18th century European philosophy and the history of ethics. Much of my work in these areas is dedicated to the writings of underrepresented figures and concerned with expanding our sense of which texts qualify as properly philosophical. I have also started to focus my attention on Indigenous thought, particularly as it relates to matters at the intersection of ethics, politics, and environmental philosophy.
At Northeastern, I teach courses in Ancient Philosophy & Political Thought and Modern Philosophy, and Environmental Ethics. I am piloting a course on Indigenous Philosophy – the first of its kind at Northeaster – to be on the books for the 2022-2023 academic year.
Outside of philosophy, I spend time listening to and writing about music, attending shows, watching movies, and connecting with friends and loved ones. I’m a proud Minnesota native and an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.