Supervisor: Ursula Goldenbaum
Areas of Specialization: Early Modern, Hobbes, Political Philosophy
Areas of Competence: Philosophy of Law, Normative Ethics
Dissertation Title: Hobbes’s Radical Leviathan
“Of Sovereigns, Fools, Criminals and Sinners: Hobbes on the Relation of Natural to Civil Law.” Presented at the International Hobbes Association at the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 28, 2013.
“Hobbes on Gratitude and the Free Gift of Sovereignty.” Presented at the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, December 28, 2012.
“Hobbes on Passions, Bodies and the Body Politic.” Presented at the International Society for Intellectual History, Bucharest, Romania, May 28, 2011
Honors and Awards:
2012-2013 Mellon Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Dillard University
2007-2012 Emory Laney Graduate School Fellowship
2004 Elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Loyola University Chicago
2003 Mellon Undergraduate Essay Prize in Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago