I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at York University (Toronto, Canada), where I write and teach in moral, political, and feminist philosophy. Much of my research focuses on philosophical issues arising in the aftermath of conflict: the nature and limits of forgiveness, the power and value of apologies, and the role that emotions like resentment and indignation play in reconciliation and repair. I have also worked in LGBTQ philosophy on topics ranging from the ethics of coming out to the changing nature of family. My publications include “Fiduciary Duties and the Ethics of Public Apology” (Journal of Applied Philosophy 2016), “’Trust Me, I’m Sorry:’ The Paradox of Public Apology” (Monist 2015), “Closet Doors and Stage Lights: On the Goods of Out” (Social Theory and Practice 2012), and “Unreasonable Resentments” (2010) – and I am the co-editor of Justice, Responsibility, and Reconciliation in the Wake of Conflict (Springer 2013). My current research explores the ethics and politics of (in)civility in situations of disagreement.
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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