I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at Dartmouth College. My primary area of research and teaching is contemporary political philosophy, with a focus on issues of economic justice.
My research addresses the ethical dimensions of our collective economic choices. The overarching question of my work is how should a liberal society weigh the pursuit of material wealth against other values. Connected to this question, I am interested in issues of work and leisure, the ethics of the family, and distributive, social, and gender justice.
In my book Free Time (Princeton University Press, 2016), I argue that citizens are entitled not only to fair shares of material wealth, but also of free time, because citizens require both material and temporal resources to pursue their chosen ends. Citizens are entitled to, in the words of early labor reformers, time “for what we will.”
My research has also been published in the Journal of Political Philosophy and Political Studies.
My current book project examines the ethics of economic growth. An article from this project, “The Value of Economic Growth,” was awarded the 2017 John C. Donovan Prize for Best Paper Written by a Faculty Member from the New England Political Science Association.
Prior to joining Dartmouth’s Government Department, I was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Brown University’s Political Theory Project and a Postdoctoral Fellow with Stanford University’s Center for Ethics in Society. I received my Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2012.
In 2017-2018, I will be a Fellow-in-Residence at the Edmond J. Safra Center at Harvard University.