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Teaching a seminar on doctrines of no-self from Buddhism and Hume at PIKSI 2017. Photo credit to Lisa Rivera.

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 Communication Fellow at the Bernard L. Schwartz Communication Institute at Baruch College, a Fellow at the Center for Global Ethics and Politics, and a 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.

In my dissertation entitled An Eco-Political Theory of Territory, I develop a novel theory of a people’s territorial rights grounded in the values of collective self-determination and ecological sustainability. I also analyze the implications of my theory for the issues of structural racism, indigenous territorial claims, and immigration restrictions.