I am an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in the Center for Bioethics at New York University and a doctoral candidate in NYU's Philosophy Department. I also hold a J.D. from the Law School here. This fall I will be joining the faculty of the Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University. My research focuses on ethics, philosophy of law, and political philosophy.
In my dissertation, Ethics for Fallible People, I examine efforts to act morally, given that our moral judgments are fallible and we’re often uncertain what morality requires. I argue that, in the face of these challenges, it’s not only rational to use effective procedures for trying to be moral – we have a moral responsibility to do so, and being reckless when navigating moral uncertainty, is, itself, a form of moral wrongdoing. These strategic requirements present a large class of under-explored norms of morality. I use these norms to address moral and social questions concerning, for example, interpersonal toleration, exceptions to moral rules in high-stakes cases, and principal-agent relationships (such as those between lawyers and clients, or shareholders and corporate boards).