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 was published with Polity Press in 2020. My second monograph Du Bois’s 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.