I am on leave for 2023-24, visiting the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in the fall, and the Benson Center for the Study of Western Civilization at the University of Colorado Boulder in the spring.
I am an Associate 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 forthcoming with Routledge later this year.