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Areas of Specialization

Ethical Theory, Bioethics, Kant

Areas of Competence

Social and Political Philosophy, Metaethics

Areas of Teaching Interest

Contemporary Moral Issues, Philosophy of Education, Philosophy of the Family

Academic Employment

University of Kentucky, Philosophy Department
Assistant Professor, 2019

Harvard University, Philosophy Department
College Fellow, 2018-2019

Stanford University, McCoy Family Center for Ethics and Society and the Center for Biomedical Ethics
Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow, 2016-2018


University of California, Los Angeles, 2016
PhD in Philosophy

Dissertation: Choosing Our Children: Role Obligations and the Morality of Reproductive Selection
Chair: Barbara Herman
Committee: A.J. Julius, John Carriero, Robert Goldstein

University of California, Los Angeles, 2010
MA in Philosophy

University of Wisconsin Madison, 2007
BA in Philosophy, French


“It’s Complicated: What our attitudes toward pregnancy, abortion and miscarriage tell us about the moral status of early fetuses,” Canadian Journal of Philosophy 50, no. 8, (2020): 950-965

“Wronging Future Children,” Ergo: An Open Access Journal Of Philosophy 6, no. 5, (2019): 119-41

“The Problem of Choosing (For) Our Children” in Procreation, Parenthood, and Educational Rights: Ethical and Philosophical Issues, Routledge (2017)

Selected Presentations

Invited commentator for Paula Casal and Andrew Williams’ “Asymmetric Procreative Justice: A defense,” Political Theory Workshop, Stanford University (Spring 2018)

“The Practical Standpoint on Procreation,” NYU Center for Bioethics (Winter 2018)

“Kant’s Practical Standpoint and Procreative Morality,” Group Session, APA Central Division Meeting (Winter 2018)

Invited commentator for David Hershenov’s “Three Popular but False Claims about Personal Identity and Harm to Embryos,” APA Central Division Meeting (Winter 2018)

“The Practical Standpoint on Procreation,” Children and Youth in Ethics and Politics Workshop, Stanford Center for Ethics (Winter 2018)

“Procreation and Relational Wrongs,” Bioethics Workshop, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (Summer 2017)

Invited commentator for Jake Monaghan’s “Informed Consent in Politics,” APA Central Division Meeting (Spring 2016)

“Wronging Future Children,” The Political Theory Workshop, Stanford University (Fall 2016)

Invited commentator for Kenny Walden, “Incomparable Worth,” Stanford Workshop on Moral and Political Philosophy (Fall 2016)

“Overstepping Parental Authority: Enhancement and the Value of Autonomy,” Atlantic Regional Philosophers’ Association Annual Conference (Fall 2016)

“The Problem of Choosing (For) Our Children,” From Procreative Ethics to Parental Rights, a Spencer Foundation Conference (Winter 2015)

“Kantian Ethics and Permissible Procreation,” UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics (Winter 2013)


Teaching Experience

Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky (2019-present)

Ethics (Spring 2021)
Morality and Society (Fall 2020, Spring 2021)
Discovery Seminar: The Ethics of a Human Life (Fall 2020)
Business Ethics (Fall 2019, Spring 2020)
Food Ethics (Fall 2019)
The Problem of Procreation, grad seminar (Spring 2020)

Lecturer, Harvard University, 2018-2019

Introduction to Ancient Greek Philosophy (Fall 2018)
The Ethics of a Human Life (Spring 2019)
Reproductive Ethics: Whose body is it anyway? (Spring 2019, proseminar)

Lecturer, Stanford University, Hope House, a halfway house for women coming out of substance abuse programs, 2018

The Ethics of a Human Life, with Willie Costello (Spring 2018)

Lecturer, Stanford University, Humanities Center, a program for local high school students, 2017

Topics in Applied Ethics, with Willie Costello and Blake Francis (Spring 2017)

Lecturer, UCLA Philosophy Department,  2013-2014

History of Ancient Philosophy  (Summer 2016)
Teaching Assistant Training Course (Fall 2014)
Introduction to Ethics (Summer 2014)
Medical Ethics (Summer 2013)