I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Georgetown University. My current research focuses on the relationship between the foundations of ethics and agency. In my dissertation, I argue that human agency is strongly social and that this social constitution of agency helps us to explain how substantive normative ethical standards bind us as agents. I also maintain active research projects in normative ethics, the history of ethics, and world philosophy (especially Latin American philosophy).
I teach a wide range of courses (including Latin American Philosophy, Virtue Ethics, Metaethics, Ancient Ethics, the Meaning of Life, and Bioethics). In 2018, I won the university’s award for the best graduate teacher in the humanities. I also run (with Molly Wilder) the Georgetown Philosophy Pedagogy Group, which hosts regular seminars on using innovative and effective pedagogical techniques and instructional design methods in the philosophy classroom.
I enjoy making use of cool (typically open-source and nerdy) software in the humanities, and I occasionally post a tidbit or two on my experiences in doing so on my blog. I am a hobbyist photographer and you can view some of my nature photography on Instagram.
PhD Candidate in Philosophy, Present
MA in Philosophy, 2016
MA in Philosophy, 2012
MA in Latin American Studies, 2010
BSFS in Culture & Politics, 2008
Office Hours for Fall 2018:
Lauinger Library, Second Floor