• My research investigates the moral reasons that we have to conform with or to violate informal social norms. I focus particularly on a category of norms I call political etiquette, conformity with which idiomatically expresses respect for an entire social group rather than for particular individuals. Before joining the faculty at Trinity, I have taught courses in political philosophy, philosophy of law, philosophy of race, negotiation, and the ethics of artificial intelligence.

    I grew up in a bilingual/bicultural family in St. Louis, and I now have a bilingual/bicultural family of my own in San Antonio. I love knitting, backpacking, and cultivating strong opinions about children's books.

    • Ph.D. from Harvard University
    • J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School
    • B.A. with highest honors from Swarthmore College
    • Moral Philosophy
    • Social Philosophy
    • Political Philosophy
    • Social and Political Philosophy
    • Environmental Ethics
    • Philosophy of Race
    • Philosophy of Law
    • Fulbright Fellowship
    • Foreign Law Clerk for the Israeli Supreme Court
    • Derek C. Bok Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Undergraduates
    • Articles Editor for the Harvard Law Review

    I have worked as an attorney with Harvard Defenders, an instructor in Cambridge's ThinkerAnalytix and Philosophy for Kids programs, and a volunteer for Speaking in the Square's antiracist interventions in Jerusalem.