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 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 wealth against other values. Related to this question, I am interested in issues of distributive and social justice, justice and work, environmental ethics, and gender and family justice.
In my first book Free Time (Princeton University Press, 2016), I argue that all citizens are entitled, as a matter of justice, to fair shares of free time. I’m currently working on a new book on the stationary state and the value of economic growth.
I received my Ph.D. from Princeton University in 2012. 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.
In 2017-2018, I am a Fellow-in-Residence at the Edmond J. Safra Center at Harvard University.
At Dartmouth, I teach courses on Political Ideas, Ethics and Public Policy, the Ethics of the Family, and Ethics, Economics, and the Environment. Here you can find syllabi.