Curriculum Vitae

Abbreviated. Full CV available as PDF here.


RESEARCH

  • Areas of Specialization: Social & Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Language
  • Areas of Competence: Ethics, Philosophy of Law, Epistemology
     

EMPLOYMENT

The Australian National University, Canberra. September 2017 - 

Research Fellow in the School of Philosophy, Research School of Social Sciences
 

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Ph.D. Philosophy, (expected December 2017)
Dissertation: Mistaken Self-Defense and Normative Conventions
Advisor: Jonathan Quong

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Northern Illinois University

M.A. Philosophy, May 2012

Biola University

B.S. Studio Arts, December 2010, Summa Cum Laude
B.A. Philosophy, December 2009, Summa Cum Laude

 


PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

'Reasonable Mistakes and Regulative Norms: Racial Bias in Defensive Harm'. Journal of Political Philosophy, Vol. 25, No. 2 (2017): 196-217.
 

'Revisiting the Right to do Wrong'. Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 95, No. 1 (2017): 43-57.
 

'The Pragmatics of Slurs'. Nous (forthcoming; published online March 2015)

Book Reviews

Review of How Propaganda Works by Jason Stanley. Ethics, Vol. 127, No. 2 (2017): 502-507.


HONORS & AWARDS

2016

PhD Achievement Award, University of Southern California
Given to five out of the 3,000+ students enrolled in PhD programs university-wide.

Flewelling Award for Outstanding Graduate Students, University of Southern California
Competitive philosophy department award.

2015

University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Southern California
Given to the three top teaching assistants university-wide, one each in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Hard Sciences.

2014

Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Southern California
Given to one teaching assistant per department.

2012

C. Mason and Madeline Myers Graduate Philosophy Award, Northern Illinois University
Given to one outstanding student in the philosophy M.A. program.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Accepted by blind review unless otherwise noted.

 

TBD

  • New York Philosophy of Language Workshop, December 2017 (invited).


The Case for Conventional Defensive Permissions

  • Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace, Graduate Reading Retreat, November 2017 (scheduled)


The Rational Impermissibility of Accepting (some) Racial Generalizations

  • St. Louis Annual Conference on Reasons and Rationality, St. Louis, May 2017
  • Talbot Philosophical Society Colloquium, Biola University, November 2016 (invited)
  • Arche Graduate Conference, St. Andrews, October 2016


Epistemic Injustice and the Harm in Mental Illness Epithets

  • Central APA (symposium), Kansas City, March 2017


The Moral Grounds of Mistaken Self-Defense

  • Manchester Center for Political Theory (MANCEPT), Panel on Risk & Uncertainty, September 2016
  • Harvard Graduate Political Theory Conference, October 2015


The Problem of the Mistaken Defender

  • Stockholm Centre for the Ethics of War and Peace Graduate Reading Retreat, September 2016
  • Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, Boulder, August 2016


Reporting Bad Beliefs

  • Pacific APA (colloquium), San Francisco, March 2016
  • 9th Annual Northern Graduate Conference at Northern Illinois University, November 2015


Reasonable Mistakes and Regulative Conventions: Racial Bias in Defensive Harm

  • Political Violence Workshop, University of Connecticut, December 2015


Metalinguistic Moral Disagreement

  • Central APA (colloquium), St. Louis, February 2015


Revisiting the Right to do Wrong

  • UCLA Law and Philosophy Graduate Conference, October 2014


The Specification Problem for Anderson's Democratic Egalitarianism

  • Northwestern University Society for Theory in Ethics and Politics, March 2014


The Pragmatics of Slurs

  • Princeton/Rutgers Graduate Student Conference, April 2013
  • Texas Tech University Philosophy Graduate Student Conference, April 2013


Chancy Conditionals: A Critique of Hawthorne

  • Indiana Philosophical Association, April 2012


A Prosententialist Account of Vagueness

  • USC/UCLA Graduate Conference, February 2012
  • British Postgraduate Philosophical Association Conference, September 2011
  • Central States Philosophical Association Annual Conference, September 2011

ACADEMIC SERVICE

 

Journal Refereeing

Journal of Philosophy; Philosophy and Phenomenological Research (x2); Journal of Political Philosophy (x2); Australasian Journal of Philosophy; Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (x4); Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (x2); Ergo; Social Theory and Practice; Dialectica

 

Other Administrative

PhilPapers Assistant Area Editor, Philosophy of Law (2016-present)

Editorial Assistant, Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy (2016-present)

President, USC Philosophy Graduate Student Association (2015-2016 academic year)

Philosophy Graduate Student Advisory Council, Northern Illinois University (2011-12 academic year)

Co-Organizer, USC/UCLA Graduate Conference (2014)

Co-Organizer, 5th Annual Midwest Regional Graduate Conference (2011)