I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Political Science Department at Western University (expected completion April 2019). Beforehand, I held a three-year appointment as Lecturer in Philosophy at Sir Sandford Fleming College in the University-Transfer Program. I received both my M.A. (Distinction) in Philosophy and B.A. Hons. (First-Class) in Philosophy and Politics at Lancaster University.
My research interests fall under three areas: ethical theory, feminist philosophy, and social and political philosophy. Currently, I am investigating what our obligations are to each other (near and far) and to past and future generations. I am especially interested in what the feminist normative theory care ethics can tell us about the nature of these obligations.
My Ph.D. thesis is entitled Frontiers of Care, supervised by Professors Richard Vernon and Charles Jones. The argument defends care ethics as a cosmopolitan and intergenerational normative theory. I plan to expand this thesis into a monograph, detailing care ethics as an alternative, and preferable, theory of justice.
In my spare time I enjoy drawing, travelling, and playing music. I also host the Tom Talks... podcast.