Assistant Professor of Philosophy

   Temple University


   Affiliated Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Temple University 2019–present

   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, Ethics

   Areas of Competence

   Ancient Greek Philosophy, Business Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Feminist Philosophy


   "Hoping for Peace," Australasian Journal of Philosophy (2019): online first. DOI: 10.1080/00048402.2019.1611893

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


   "Just War Theory and the Failure of Moral Imagination"

   "Trust and the Limits of Moral Deliberation"

   "Does Just War Theory Justify Killing in War?"

   "#MeToo and Feminist Solidarity"


   Summer Research Award, Temple University, Summer 2019

   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


   "#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

  • Northwestern University Society for the Theory of Ethics and Politics ("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

  • Diversity and Ethics in Business Workshop, Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department, The Wharton School, March 2017

   “Peace as a Trusting Relationship”

  • Northern Arizona University ("NAU") Colloquium, November 2015

   “On the Justness of Defensive Wars”

  • APA Pacific Division Meeting, April 2015

  • NUSTEP, May 2013


   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 Allauren Forbes' "The Nature of Desire"

  • West Coast Plato Workshop, May 2016

   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


   Placement Director, 2019–2020

   Department Climate Committee, 2019–2020

   MAP at Temple University, Faculty Advisor, 2018–2019

   Colloquium Committee, Temple, 2018–2019

   Graduate Workshop Committee, Temple, 2018–2019



  • Sex and the Political, Fall 2019

  • Intro to Feminist Philosophy: Sex Discrimination, Fall and Spring 2019

  • War and Peace, Fall 2018

  • Corporate Responsibility and Ethics (Wharton), Spring 2018 and 2017

  • History of Greek Philosophy (UCLA), Summer 2017, 2013 and 2012

  • Aristotle’s Metaphysics (UCLA), Summer 2015

  • Bioethics of Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Human Cloning (UCLA, Department of Society and Genetics), Spring 2015


   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


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

   Journal Referee: Australasian Journal of Philosophy

   Conference Referee: Society for Business Ethics Annual Conference, 2018, 2017



   “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                                                             Barbara Herman

Associate Professor of Philosophy, UCLA       Professor of Philosophy, UCLA

Email: Julius [at] humnet.ucla.edu                   Email: herman [at] humnet.ucla.edu

Calvin Normore                                                Gavin Lawrence (teaching reference)

Professor of Philosophy, UCLA                        Professor of Philosophy, UCLA

Email: normore [at] humnet.ucla.edu            Email: Lawrence [at] humnet.ucla.edu

Asli Bâli                                                                Nico Cornell 

Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law            Assistant Professor of Law, Michigan School of Law

Email: bali [at] law.ucla.edu                              Email: cornelln [at] umich.edu

Alan Strudler                                                     Amy Sepinwall

Professor of Legal Studies and                        Associate Professor of Legal Studies and

Business Ethics, The Wharton School             Business Ethics, The Wharton School 

Email: strudler [at] wharton.upenn.edu         Email: sepin [at] wharton.upenn.edu