Research Interests

My current research engages Aristotle’s ethics, Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology, and feminist care ethics, to propose a model of ethical expertise grounded in empathy on the basis of the shared perspective developed in interpersonal relationships.

I am interested in philosophical issues related to friendship and relationships, emotions and affectivity, and questions about the development of habits and expertise.

More generally, my research interests are in Applied Ethics (especially Bioethics), Phenomenology, Ancient Philosophy (especially Aristotle), Philosophy of Emotions, and Philosophy of Health & Illness.

Peer-Reviewed Article

  • “Grief, Phantoms, and Re-membering Loss” Forthcoming in the Journal of Speculative Philosophy 34, no. 3 (2020).

Public Talk

Here [link] is a description and short video of a public talk I gave on grief and mourning, as part of a Death Cafe organized by Dr. Michael Butler (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley). The purpose of the talk was to create space for a public discussion of death, dying, grief, and mourning — topics that are often considered conversationally taboo.

Conference Presentations