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, Hegel, and Marx. 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, Social Theory & Practice, 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 just out with Polity Press. My second monograph A Hope Not Hopeless: Race, Justice, and American Democracy is currently under review. My first poetry book How to Love the World is also just out with [PANK] Books. You can check out my recent interviews about my new books at [PANK] Magazine, Boston Athenaeum, and the APA Blog.