I am a Ph.D. Candidate in the Political Science Department at Western University (expected completion April 2019). I am also a Sessional Instructor at Western University, teaching the politics of race for the Winter 2019 semester. Beforehand, I held a three-year appointment as a Sessional Instructor (Philosophy) at Sir Sandford Fleming College in the University-Transfer Program. I received both my M.A. (Distinction) Philosophy and B.A. Hons. (First-Class) 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), to past and future generations, and to non-human animals. I am especially interested in what the feminist normative theory care ethics can tell us about the nature of these obligations.
My Ph.D. dissertation is titled 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.