I am an assistant professor of philosophy at Seton Hill University. At Seton Hill, I coordinate the philosophy and religious studies/theology programs, and co-coordinate the environmental studies program.
My research focuses on the history of philosophy, especially modern philosophy of the 17th–19th centuries, and environmental philosophy, especially issues of animality and environmental justice. My current book project offers the first systematic analysis of Immanuel Kant's theory of human animality. This combines new readings of Kant's anthropology, political theory, and ethics with a critical assessment of how Kant's thought might inform our approach to contemporary environmental crises.
Some of my in-progress research projects address the dehumanizing animalization of black and Indigenous peoples from the early colonial period to today, the linked logics of taxonomy and extraction, the history of predatory masculinity, and the existential stakes of global mass extinction.
Recent research outputs include an article on Kant and Dipesh Chakrabarty in Environmental Ethics, a chapter on Kant's theory of human nature in the forthcoming edited volume, Kant and Animals, and an article in Environment and Society presenting an Indigenous American critique of dominant wildlife management policy.
Beyond my interests in Kant, early modern philosophy, environmental philosophy, continental philosophy, Indigenous theory, philosophy of race, and decolonial thought, I have interests in philosophy of law, philosophies of gender and sexuality, biomedical ethics, logic and rhetoric, disability studies, and philosophy of the life sciences.
For more on my research, check out my academia.edu page.