I am a Faculty Fellow in the Foundation Year Program at the University of King’s College, in Halifax, NS (Canada), and a Doctoral Candidate (ABD) in Philosophy at Emory University (Atlanta, USA). My current research engages Aristotle’s ethics, Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology, and feminist care ethics to propose a model of empathy as a form of ethical expertise. I am also the Partnerships and Community Relations Officer of the Canadian Bioethics Society / Société canadienne de bioétique (CBS/SCB).
I have an MA in Philosophy from Ryerson University (Toronto, ON). My Master’s Major Research Paper proposed an intersubjective conception of pain experiences on the basis of Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenological philosophy of embodiment. I received my BA (Honours) in Contemporary Studies & History from the University of King’s College (Halifax, NS).
My research interests are in the philosophy of health and illness, ethics (esp. Aristotelian ethics), phenomenology (esp. Merleau-Ponty), embodiment, and the philosophy of emotions.
My CV can be found here.
When I’m not reading & writing, I can usually be found cooking, hiking, translating, making overly aspirational to-do lists, and designing posters for philosophy events. I recently tried my hands at a painting class; it was humbling.