I teach philosophy in the department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Phillips Academy – Andover. I’m also working on a dissertation in philosophy at Northwestern University.
My research centers on our conception of social freedom and its realization. In short I argue that we should embrace a robust and nonmoralized understanding of freedom that sits somewhere between ordinary liberal and republican conceptions. I then argue for the importance of exit rights, democracy, and, most controversially, informal egalitarian norms as the best means of securing this freedom.
When I’m not teaching philosophy, I enjoy eating vegan food (especially of the deep-fried variety), traveling, estudio (un poco) español y quiero aprender más porque me encanta viajar en países de habla hispana…aunque algunos de mis mejores amigos son de Brasil. I also enjoy weight lifting, riding bikes and snowboards, and playing video or board games! I’m also keen on making this place a little nicer for all of us. This motivates my participation in the Effective Altruism movement and political organizing.