I'm an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Mount Allison University, in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada (pop. about 5000), in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq people. I'm originally from Nepean, Ontario, a suburb of Ottawa, traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People.
I received my PhD at Fordham University in 2008, after completing my BA at the University of Toronto (University College) in 2002. My dissertation connected feminist work on relational autonomy with the ideas of freedom and interdependency found in German Idealism (Fichte and Hegel).
My current research interests include 19th century German philosophy, feminist philosophy, and disability theory. Teaching interests include these, and also aesthetics, biomedical ethics, and the history of philosophy in general. Lately, I have been exploring how our relationship to our gut (so often unruly!!) affects our experience of our vulnerability and our autonomy -- this has also branched into an exploration of how we conceptualize the gut microbiome.
I co-edited the 2011 collection Green Lantern and Philosophy: No Evil Shall Escape This Book for the Wiley-Blackwell Pop Culture & Philosophy series.
My cv has a full list of things I've written, presented, taught, and helped out with. (Last updated April 1, 2022).
Here is an interview from Fall 2015 in which I discuss my research on vulnerability and how I got into both philosophy and Hegel. Here is a more recent interview from 2022, from the Dialogues on Disability series, in which I talk about how I got into philosophy, what I research, and some work on accessibility in my institution.
Here is an older interview in which I reveal what superpower I would most want to have.