I am an assistant professor of philosophy at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. I have previously held appointments at the University of Colorado, Pacific University, and the University of Oregon. I hold a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oregon.
My research is situated at the intersection of environmental philosophy and the history of philosophy. I have two in-progress book projects. The first expands upon the analysis of Kant's theory of human animality begun in my dissertation. This combines a revisionist reading of Kant's anthropology with a critical assessment of Kant's contribution to our conceptualisation of the present-day environmental crisis. The second tracks the linked histories of environmental exploitation and colonial domination from the age of enlightenment to today, with particular emphasis on seventeenth- and eighteenth-century texts and figures.
In addition to these solo-authored projects, I am presently developing, with Lauren Eichler, an edited volume titled Decolonizing Conservation. This aims to showcase and establish connections across an interdisciplinary range of Indigenous and anticolonial approaches to conservation theory and praxis.
Recent research outputs include editing a special issue of Environmental Philosophy on Derrida's The Beast and the Sovereign, an article in Environment and Society presenting an Indigenous American critique of dominant wildlife management policies, and an opinion piece reflecting on the pedagogical challenge of framing suicide in ethics courses.
Beyond my interests in Kant, environmental philosophy, continental philosophy, and decolonial thought, I have interests in the philosophy of law, the philosophy of race, theories of gender and sexuality, applied ethics, and the history and philosophy of science.