I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Kansas State University and starting Fall 2017 will be an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at American University. My primary research interests are in Moral Psychology, Feminist Philosophy, and Ethics. In my research, I explore how automatic, unconscious intuitions lead to good moral judgments. My work intersects with normative philosophy and empirical psychology and cognitive science. Additionally, I am interested in systems of marginalization and oppression, with specific focus on implicit bias and micro-aggressions. See more about my research here.
My recent courses include Moral Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Moral Psychology, Bioethics and Justice, Introduction to Philosophy, and Oppression, Privilege, and Resistance. In 2011, I received the Philosophy Department’s Teaching Excellence Award at the University of Washington. In 2013-2014, I served as the philosophy department’s Teaching and Learning Coordinator at the University of Washington. In this position, I led the teaching seminar for incoming graduate students, organized department-wide workshops on teaching, and directed the Philosophy Writing Center.
Beyond my teaching, I am committed to improving the academic philosophical climate and providing outstanding mentorship to students. In 2013-2014, I was a member of the University of Washington Philosophy Department’s first Committee on Implicit Bias and Departmental Climate. As a graduate student, I served as an official mentor for incoming minority graduate students at the University of Washington (2011-2014). I also recently mentored a McNair Scholar as she successfully applied to PhD programs in philosophy. And in 2012, I served as a Graduate Assistant for the undergraduate inclusiveness program “Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute” (PIKSI) at Penn State University (see a summary of my experience here). In addition to these mentoring experiences, I advised undergraduate tutors and students for a year in my capacity as supervisor of the UW Philosophy Writing Center and I have created and/or coached several Ethics Bowl and Bioethics Bowl teams.
My other professional experience includes two years as the Managing Editor of Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy.