top of page







   Assistant Professor of Philosophy

   Temple University


   Affiliated Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Temple University


   Affiliated Professor of Global Studies, Temple University


   Postdoctoral Research Fellow

   Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania



   University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D. in Philosophy, September 2016

   DissertationWar and Peace: Towards a Theory of Just Peace

   Committee:  A.J. Julius (Chair), Barbara Herman, Calvin Normore, Asli Bâli (UCLA Law School)

   University of Southern California Law School, J.D., May 2004

   University of California, Berkeley, B.A. in Legal Studies, July 2001


   Areas of Specialization

   Social and Political Philosophy, Just War Theory and Pacifism, Feminist Philosophy

   Areas of Competence

   Ancient Greek Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race


   "Trust and Contingency Plans" (conditional acceptance)

   "Talking to Children About War," Journal of Pacifism and Nonviolence (forthcoming)  

   "Hoping for Peace," Australasian Journal of Philosophy 98, no. 2 (2020): 211-221

   "Pacific Resistance: A Moral Alternative to Defensive War," Social Theory & Practice 44, no. 1 (2018): 1-20


   "What is the Aim of a Just War?" (under review)

   "Surrender and Defensive War" (under review)

   "Solidarity and Justice"

   "Can Just War Theory Justify Killing in War?"


   APA's Frank Chapman Sharp Memorial Prize (awarded for best unpublished essay on the philosophy of war and peace)

      for "What is the Aim of a Just War?", December 2021

   Marc Sanders Foundation Public Philosophy Prize, Honorable Mention, “Talking to Children About War,” November 2018

   Yost Prize for Excellence in Teaching, UCLA Philosophy Department, 2010–2011


   Grants in support of Peace and Nonviolent Resistance Conference, Fall 2021

  • The Society for Applied Philosophy

  • The Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium

   Temple University, Summer Research Award, Summer 2021, Summer 2019

   Grant in support of Contemporary Challenges for Just War Theory Conference, Spring 2021 

  • Global Studies Program (Global Studies Events Grant), Temple University

   Stipend awarded by College of Liberal Arts, for successfully submitting proposal to develop innovative course in topic lacking  

     representation in Gen Ed catalogue (AAPIs in the U.S.: Race, Diversity, and Identity), Spring 2021



   “Surrender and Defensive War”

  • University of Kansas, PRISM Workshop, May 2022

   “Trust and Contingency Plans”

  • Northwestern University Society for the Theory of Ethics and Politics (“NUSTEP”), June 2022

  • APA Eastern Division Meeting (virtual), January 2021

  • Center for Humanities at Temple (“CHAT”), December 2019

   “Solidarity and Justice”

  • Manchester Centre for Political Theory (“MANCEPT”), The University of Manchester (virtual), The Uses of Solidarity, September 2021

  • Concerned Philosophers for Peace Annual Conference (virtual), Peace and Hope in Dark Times, January 2021

   “#MeToo and Feminist Solidarity”

  • Zicklin Center Normative Business Ethics Workshop, Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, The Wharton School, May 2019

   “Hoping for Peace”

  • Historical, Legal, Political and Ethical Aspects of Contemporary Military and Nonmilitary Conflicts, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University (co-sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy, West Point), Warsaw, March 2018

  • The 4th Biennial Mentoring Workshop for Pre-Tenure Women in Philosophy, University of Utah, June 2017

  • NUSTEP, March 2017

   “The Value of Trust”

  • Society for Business Ethics Annual Conference, August 2017

   “Trust and Implicit Bias: Corporate Responsibility for Confronting Non-Actionable Discrimination”

  • Transatlantic Normative Business Ethics Conference, INSEEC Business School, Paris, May 2017

   “Peace as a Trusting Relationship”

  • Northern Arizona University Colloquium, November 2015

   “On the Justness of Defensive Wars”

  • APA Pacific Division Meeting, April 2015

  • NUSTEP, May 2013



   On Ned Dobos’ Ethics, Security, and the War Machine: The True Cost of the Military

  • APA Eastern Division Meeting, Author Meets Critics, January 2023

   On Emily McGill-Rutherford's "Feminist Political Liberalism as a Model for Relational Autonomy"

  • The 4th Biennial Mentoring Workshop for Pre-Tenure Women in Philosophy, University of Utah, June 2017

   On Wendy Salkin's "Democracy Within/Justice Without: The Duties of Informal Political Representatives"

  • The 4th Biennial Mentoring Workshop for Pre-Tenure Women in Philosophy, University of Utah, June 2017

   On Stephen Nayak-Young’s “Revising the Roles of Master and Servant: A Theory of Work Law”

  • UCLA/University of Antwerp Joint Conference in Law and Philosophy, October 2014

   On Amanda Greene’s “Political Legitimacy and the Value of Consent”

  • Princeton Networking and Mentoring Workshop for Graduate Student Women in Philosophy, August 2014



   Women and War: Feminist Perspectives on War and Violence, November 2022

            Keynotes: Nancy Sherman and Laura Sjoberg

   Peace and Non-Violent Resistance, September 2021

Keynotes: Karuna Mantena and Cheyney Ryan

   Contemporary Challenges for Just War Theory (virtual), March 2021

Keynotes: Valerie Morkavicius and Cian O’Driscoll


   Public Lectures

   Cécile Fabre, “Mass Surveillance,” November 2020


   Director of Graduate Student Mentoring, 2022–23

   Graduate Admissions Committee, 2022–23

   Placement Director, 2020–2021, 2019–2020

   Climate Committee, 2020-2021, 2019–2020

   Colloquium Committee, Fall 2021, 2020–2021, 2019–2020, 2018–2019

   Graduate Studies Committee, Fall 2021, 2020–2021

   Teaching Prize Committee, 2020–2021, 2019–2020

   Faculty Search Committee, 2020–2021, 2019–2020

   MAP at Temple University, Faculty Advisor, 2018–2019

   Graduate Workshop Committee, 2018–2019



   Women and War: Feminist Perspectives                         Fall 2022  

   Solidarity                                                                               Fall 2020

   Sex and the Political, mixed-level course                         Fall 2019

   Political Violence                                                                  Spring 2019



   Police and Police Brutality, upper division course          Fall 2021

   Sex and the Political, upper division course                    Fall 2020, Fall 2019

   Intro to Feminist Philosophy: Sex Discrimination           Spring 2023, Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Fall 2019, Spring 2019

   War and Peace, upper division course                             Fall 2022, Spring 2021, Spring 2020, Fall 2018

   Corporate Responsibility and Ethics                                 Spring 2018 and 2017 (Wharton)

   History of Greek Philosophy, upper division course      Summer 2017, 2013, and 2012 (UCLA)

   Aristotle’s Metaphysics, upper division course               Summer 2015 (UCLA)


   Dissertation Committees

   Manasa Gopakumar, Virtuous Ignorance: The Epistemic Value of Ignorance in a Non-Ideal World

   Jason Cutmore, A Phenomenology of Formlessness

   Daniel Remer, Medically Objectifying Bodies: Feminism, Power, and Objectification in Medicine

   Yining Wu, Anne Conway’s Vital Motion

   Caleb Zimmerman, on conscientious objection (in preparation)


   Other Graduate Advising

   Julie Cohen (Political Science), on resistance and the creation of narratives of belonging (in preparation), Independent Study

     (Spring 2023)

   Sakura Shinjo (Political Science), Comprehensive Exam in Political Theory Committee Member (Fall 2020/Spring 2021)

   Yining Wu, “Solidarity and Violence,” Preliminary Exam (Fall 2021)

   Manasa Gopakumar, “Epistemologies of Ideology and Ignorance,” Independent Study (Spring 2020)

   Caleb Zimmerman, “Two-Kingdom Dualism: A Metaphysical Grounding for Nonviolence,” Preliminary Exam (Fall 2019)

   Jessica Brown, “Sexuality Under Capitalism,” Preliminary Exam (Fall 2019)


   Undergraduate Advising

   Micah Jordan, on non-western mothers and westernized daughters (in preparation), Independent Study (Spring 2023)  

   Emily Beatty, “Choice Feminism and the Patriarchal Hermeneutics of Sexual Relationships,” Independent Study (Spring 2020)



   Workshop: Inclusive Teaching and our AAPI Students at Temple, Center for the Advancement of Teaching, November 2021

   Online Teaching Certification, Temple University, May 2020  

   Workshop: The Promising Syllabus, Temple Center for the Advancement of Teaching, August 2018  

   Workshop on Teaching Undergraduate Writing, UCLA Writing Program, September 2014

   Teaching Assistant Training Program, UCLA, Fall 2013

   Pedagogy Seminar, UCLA Philosophy Department, Fall 2008


   Panelist: Diversity in Philosophy, Franklin and Marshall College, February 2020

   Mentor: Job Candidate Mentoring Program for Women in Philosophy, 2018–2019     

   Journal Referee: Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Journal of Pacifism and Nonviolence, Noûs,

     Social Theory & Practice



   “On Climate Change Obligations”

  • ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships, Carver High School of Engineering & Science, Philadelphia, PA, July 2018

   “Peace as a Trusting Relationship”

  • Philosophy in the Public Interest (associated with Northern Arizona University), Sedona, AZ, November 2015



   Ancient Greek (reading: proficient); French (reading: proficient); Korean (speaking: conversational)


   White, O’Connor, Curry LLP                            Los Angeles, CA

   Attorney                                                                  2005–2007

   Litigated entertainment cases; also handled general litigation including breach of contract,

   environmental litigation, and employment discrimination.

   Litt, Estuar, Harrison, Miller & Kitson LLP  Los Angeles, CA

   Attorney/Clerk                                                        2003–2005

   Litigated plaintiffs’ side class actions and civil rights claims, including over-detention,

   police brutality, Fourth Amendment search and seizure, prison health care, and age discrimination


   A.J. Julius                                                            

   Associate Professor of Philosophy, UCLA      

   julius [at] humnet [dot] ucla [dot] edu                  

   Barbara Herman

   Professor of Philosophy, UCLA

   herman [at] humnet [dot] ucla [dot] edu

   Victoria McGeer

   Professor of Philosophy, ANU

   Senior Research Scholar

   University Center for Human Values, Princeton University

   vmcgeer [at] princeton [dot] edu

   Cheyney Ryan

   Director, Human Rights Program

   Senior Fellow

   Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict

   Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford

   cheyney [dot] ryan [at] bsg [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk

   Alan Strudler                                                   

   Professor of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School           

   strudler [at] wharton [dot] upenn [dot] edu       






bottom of page