I received my PhD from the University of Toronto in the Department of Philosophy in 2016. My dissertation research focused on the nature and role of hypothetical (both instrumental and pragmatic) imperatives in Kant’s practical philosophy, specifically how they are distinct from categorical imperatives. I argued for a conception of hypothetical imperatives, and thus of instrumental reasoning, that preserves the normative difference between hypothetical and categorical imperatives, and so also between heteronomy and autonomy.
My primary work is in moral and political philosophy, especially in the Kantian vein. I am also interested in the history of philosophy, feminism, philosophy of law, and “applied ethics.” My research and teaching interests are motivated, and directed, largely by issues of social justice.