Welcome.  I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Temple University.  I work in ethics and in social and political philosophy, focusing on questions about nonviolent conflict resolution, trust and moral deliberation, and hope for a peaceful future. 

My current work defends pacifism and nonviolent resistance, and offers a critique of just war theory.  I am interested in understanding how we might resist the moral allure of violence (including self-defensive violence) by examining:

     how the risk of others' moral failures ought to figure in our moral deliberations about   

     what to do

     how the development of moral imagination shapes our moral personalities, and

     how we might develop and sustain hopes for a peaceful future.

I completed my Ph.D. in Philosophy at UCLA, under the supervision of A.J. Julius, and earned my J.D. from the University of Southern California School of Law.  From 2016-2018, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School, at the University of Pennsylvania.