I’m a writer based in Boston.
As an academic philosopher, I’ve authored about a dozen papers and reviews, which have been published in The Philosophical Quarterly, the Journal of Social Philosophy, Hypatia, and other scholarly journals and edited books. I’ve also taught philosophy at the University of Utah, Marquette University, and the University of Colorado Boulder.
Most of my academic work is in the areas of moral and political philosophy–most recently, animal liberation theory. The philosophy of human-animal relations has taken an important turn, shifting from humans’ treatment of animals to structural oppression of animals. That shift was already occurring when I got into that field, but I hope that my work has helped to hasten and enrich it.
Right now I’m making the transition from professor to full-time writer. It’s an opportunity to pursue some of my interests beyond philosophy, and to reach audiences beyond those few who have access to paywalled academic journals. Writers, after all, want to be read.
I’m a vegan, a Wobbly, and an anarchist–in other words, I reject all forms of systemic hierarchy. Quite curiously, that’s not a universally popular orientation.
I’ve also taken to making electronic music as a hobby. It’s not great art.