I'm a Professor of Philosophy and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Boston University. I am also currently the director of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, a co-director of The Mentoring Workshop for Early-Career Women Faculty in Philosophy, an area editor at Ergo, and on the editorial board at Hobbes Studies.
I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2005 from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I also received a graduate degree in Women's Studies from Duke University. Before coming to Boston University, I was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women's Studies at Tulane University in New Orleans. My research focuses on early modern political thought. My first book, Hobbes on Resistance: Defying the Leviathan, came out with Cambridge University Press in 2010. My second book, provisionally titled Hobbes on Sex, is under contract with Oxford University Press.
I teach courses on ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, the history of philosophy, and the philosophy of gender and sexuality.