Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Welcome! I'm an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at University of Massachusetts, Lowell. I was a visitor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture (IASC) at the University of Virginia in 2019 and a Hunt Research Fellow at the Einstein Forum in Potsdam, Germany in 2017, awarded by the American Council on Germany. My areas of research are political philosophy, Africana philosophy, and 19th- and 20th-century history of philosophy, especially Kant and Hegel. I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from The Graduate Center, CUNY and my BA from Hunter College, CUNY. I grew up in Brooklyn, NY. In my free time, I write poetry and volunteer in public outreach programs.
My current research focuses on W.E.B. Du Bois's theory of justice and democracy, which I base on his critique of 19th- and 20th-century American society. My articles have appeared or are forthcoming in Journal of Political Philosophy, Philosophical Topics, Australasian Philosophical Review, The Philosophical Forum, and Philosophy & Social Criticism.
My first monograph W.E.B. Du Bois: The Lost and the Found is forthcoming with Polity Press in 2020. My second monograph Du Bois's Theory of Justice is currently under review. My first poetry book How to Love the World is just out with [PANK] Books. You can check out my recent interviews about my forthcoming books at [PANK] Magazine, Boston Athenaeum, and the APA Blog.