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Ph.D., Philosophy, University of South Florida 2012
M.A., University of New Mexico 2005
B.A., University of Colorado at Denver 2003

My areas of expertise in philosophy and social theory are in social and political philosophy, Marxism, global justice, development ethics, and also Critical Pedagogies. I teach philosophy courses, global studies courses, and for the Great Problems Seminars program (currently I co-teach the Seeking Sustainability and the Climate Change courses for this program).

In addition to a number of chapters in edited collections, my work can be found in journals such as Human Studies, The European Legacy, Crisis and Critique, Continental Thought and Theory, Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Globalizations, and Philosophy and Social Criticism.  I am the Co-editor (With Augustin Columbo, and Ed McGushin of The Politics of Desire, Deleuze, Foucault, and Psychoanalysis (Rowan and Littlefield 2022), Co-Editor (with West Gurley) of Phenomenology and the Political (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016) and author of The New Materialism: Althusser, Badiou, and Zizek (Routledge, 2015).

Recently I have been thinking and writing about the reemergence of authoritarianism, and also issues in climate justice and climate politics from a global perspective.

I also serve as co- executive editor (with Taine Duncan) of Philosophy in the Contemporary World: An International Journal

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Professional Highlights & Honors
Co-Executive Editor (With Taine Duncan) - July 2017-present,
Philosophy in the Contemporary World: An International Journal


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WPI Addresses Unconscious Bias

WPI’s ongoing efforts to prepare students for an increasingly diverse workforce were highlighted in this Diversity in Action article. “Researchers will teach WPI students how to identify and address bias and work in groups in ways that promote equity,” the article stated.