I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, where I am also a Faculty Affiliate at the Ed Snider Center for Enterprise and Markets. I am also an Affiliated Fellow at the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Studies in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. I completed my PhD in four years at the University of Arizona under the direction of Jerry Gaus, Dave Schmidtz, and Steve Wall. My work has appeared, among other places, in the the Journal of Philosophy and American Political Science Review.
My work lies at the intersection of philosophy, politics, and economics. It is very interdisciplinary and I have had the privilege of pursuing projects with amazing coauthors and friends. Current and past collaborators include Brian Albrecht, Hun Chung, Jerry Gaus, Benjamin Ogden, Alex Salter, Stephen G.W. Stich, and Robert H. Wallace. My current big project is a book manuscript on the methodology and structure of public reason liberalism.
If I had to frame my research in terms of one guiding question: how can diverse groups stricken by irreconcilable disagreements nonetheless find ways of living better together?