In Brief

I am an associate professor in the Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University (Canada). I received my D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in 2012.

My research lies in practical ethics and political philosophy; much of it is where they overlap. Within practical ethics, my focus is on delineating the boundaries of permissible harm, mainly in the context of the morality of defensive violence. Within political philosophy, my focus is luck-egalitarian distributive justice. I am interested both in explicating the egalitarian conception of distributive fairness, and in unpacking the range of moral considerations, beyond fairness, that underpin the luck-egalitarian ideal.

You'll find samples of my published work under "Publications." For papers under review or in progress – on defensive violence, moral distinctions among side-effect harms, or luck egalitarianism – please e-mail me.



Department of Philosophy, John Watson Hall, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6