I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Texas Tech University. I was previously a Junior Faculty Fellow at the Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics in the McDonough School of Business, and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at the University of Michigan.
I write about social, political, legal, and moral philosophy, and especially state legitimacy, special obligations, and social morality. My work has been published in Philosophy & Public Affairs, Legal Theory, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, and other venues.
My first book, Grandstanding: The Use and Abuse of Moral Talk (co-authored with Brandon Warmke), is now available from Oxford University Press. Also with Warmke, a second book, Why It's OK to Mind Your Own Business, is under contract with Routledge, and will be published as part of their new series “Why It’s OK: The Ethics and Aesthetics of How We Live.”