I am an Instructor in the Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University, where I will be an Assistant Professor beginning in February of 2019. Before joining the faculty at Simon Fraser, I was an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in the Center for Bioethics at New York University and did my doctoral work in NYU's Philosophy Department. I also hold a J.D. from the Law School there. My research focuses on ethics, philosophy of law, and political philosophy.
In my dissertation, Ethics for Fallible People, I examined efforts to act morally, given that our moral judgments are fallible and we’re often uncertain what morality requires. I argued 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 used 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). I'm currently developing further work connected to moral uncertainty, and pursuing a separate project about privacy.