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 late modern German philosophy, especially Kant, Hegel, and Marx. 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 articles have appeared or are forthcoming in Critical Philosophy of Race, Journal of Political Philosophy, Social Theory & Practice, Philosophical Topics, Australasian Philosophical Review, The Philosophical Forum, and Philosophy & Social Criticism. I currently have essays commissioned for Kantian Review, Hegel Bulletin, The Monist, and CRISSP.
My first monograph W.E.B. Du Bois: The Lost and the Found was published with Polity Press in 2020. My second monograph A Du Boisian Theory of Justice: On Political Constructivism, Democratic Development, and Reform is currently under review.
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. You can check out my recent interviews about my new books at [PANK] Magazine, Boston Athenaeum, and the APA Blog.
I grew up in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. In my free time, I write poetry and volunteer in public outreach programs. I am also interested in fashion, pop culture from the U.S. and the Soviet Union, and really sad songs like this and this and this.