I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at York University (Toronto, Canada) and a member of the York Graduate Faculty. I work in ethical theory, and in social and political philosophy; my current research topics include forgiveness, reconciliation, reparation and apology, as well as the philosophy of Hannah Arendt. I also have interests in the politics of sexuality. My recent publications include "Closet Doors and Stage Lights: On the Goods of Out" (Social Theory and Practice 2012), "The Philosophical Controversy over Political Forgiveness" (Public Forgiveness in Post-Conflict Contexts, Intersentia 2012) and "The State of Sorry: Official Apologies and their Absence" (Journal of Human Rights 2010). I co-edited a volume of essays on moral issues in the wake of violent conflict, Justice, Responsibility and Reconciliation in the Wake of Conflict (forthcoming, Springer 2012) and I am currently engaged in a SSHRC-funded project titled "Sorry Stories: Theorizing Apologies in Personal and Political Contexts".
I completed my PhD in the Philosophy Department at Boston University. Previously, I studied at Queen's University (Canada) and Cambridge University (UK). I was also a Parliamentary Intern in the Canadian House of Commons in 2000-2001. From 1995-1997, I was a student at Lester B Pearson College of the Pacific, a United World College. I am available as an alumni mentor to current UWC students.
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