I am a philosophy Ph.D. candidate at The Graduate Center, CUNY. My main areas of interest include social and political philosophy, environmental philosophy, feminist philosophy, Chinese philosophy, Buddhist philosophy, and the philosophy of art. Currently, I am a Humanities Alliance Teaching Fellow at LaGuardia Community College, a Fellow at the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics, a Communication Fellow at the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute at Baruch College, and the Associate Managing Editor at the Journal of Social Philosophy. I graduated with high honors from Swarthmore College, majoring in philosophy and minoring in interpretation theory and religion.
My dissertation is entitled The Social Ontology of the People. I develop a novel eco-political account of the concept of a democratic people in an effort to inform various issues within theories of democracy and territorial rights. My argument has important consequences for a host of practical problems such as immigration, refugees (including environmental refugees), and the rights of indigenous peoples.