I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. I’m currently writing a dissertation (under the supervision of Tom Hurka, with Arthur Ripstein and Julia Nefsky as readers) on the role of national partiality in the ethics of war. Prior to coming to Toronto, I earned my B.A. (honors) in philosophy from the University of Missouri, followed by a year of teaching English to elementary school kids in Montpellier, France with the TAPIF program.
My research interests are primarily in normative ethics and political philosophy, but I also maintain interests in philosophy of law, bioethics, and aesthetics. My dissertation focuses on national partiality in the context of war. I've also been working on related projects on the morality of sanctions; justification for sibling partiality; non-reductionism in the ethics of war; intervening agency; and the role of the genetic relationship in partiality.