Welcome! I am Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis. In 2022-23, I was the Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at Princeton’s University Center for Human Values.
My research areas are social and political philosophy, Africana philosophy, and late modern German philosophy. I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from The Graduate Center, CUNY and my BA from Hunter College, CUNY. My current research focuses on W.E.B. Du Bois's theory of justice, which I base on his critique of 19th- and 20th-century American democracy.
My second book A Duboisian Democracy: On Method and Practice is under contract with Oxford University Press. My first monograph W.E.B. Du Bois: The Lost and the Found was published with Polity Press in 2020. My articles have appeared or are forthcoming in such outlets as Journal of Political Philosophy, Journal of Moral Philosophy,Journal of Social Philosophy, Kantian Review, Critical Philosophy of Race, Social Theory & Practice, and The Philosophical Forum.
I grew up in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. In my free time, I write poetry. My first poetry book How to Love the World was published with Pank Press in 2020 and was shortlisted for the National Jewish Book Award.