I work on issues at the intersection of language, ethics, and social philosophy.

Finally, I am interested in action guidance: what should we do when people disparage marginalized groups? Could pejoratives that target powerful majority groups be valuable tools for oppressed people?

Research Interests: philosophy of language, applied ethics

Much of his work is at the intersection of the philosophy of language and applied ethics. His current research focuses on the moral implications of using pejorative language in the privacy of one’s own mind through inner speech. He is also interested in the ethics of racial humor.

PhD, University of Connecticut, Philosophy, 2016
MA, Texas Tech University, Philosophy, 2010
BA, Cleveland State University, Philosophy, 2008