I'm a Professor of Philosophy at Boston University. I'm also Core Faculty in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Boston University. I'm a co-director of The Mentoring Project for Pre-Tenure 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 of 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 will be a fellow at the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College during the 2021-2022 academic year.
I teach courses on ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, the history of philosophy, and the philosophy of gender and sexuality.