Greetings and thanks for visiting my website. My work covers a lot of different topics in moral philosophy: animal ethics, relationships, non-naturalist moral realism, the nature of morality, political ethics, and other topics. I've published papers in Philosophical Studies, Oxford Studies in Metaethics, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, and Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy, among other good journals. I've also published a co-edited volume with Routledge on political ethics. I'm currently in the midst of co-editing two journal special issues: with Richard Rowland, a special issue of Philosophical Studies on hybrid views in animal ethics; and with Emilian Mihailov, a special issue of Ethical Theory & Moral Practice on utilitarian approaches in animal ethics.
Richard Rowland and I recently won the 2020 AAP Media Prize for our co-produced Hi-Phi Nation episode on confrontational activism. A few months ago, I wrote some things about the pandemic for ABC Religion & Ethics and the Oxford Practical Ethics blog. (I'll let you be the judge of whether those pieces are aging well.) Rob Streiffer and I just recently published a short article about animal cruelty and the future of animal ethics for The Conversation (>24k pageviews). I think that my most widely read piece of public writing to date is a brief defense of confrontational animal activism that I wrote for Sydney Morning Herald. I discuss some of my current research projects on ACU's philosophy podcast here.
I recently organized a 2-day online workshop on Philosophy of Activism and I'm now following this up with a recurring seminar series: sign up here. I'm also organizing an AFB roundtable discussion on Hagia Sophia; if you are interested in this topic, feel free to contact me.
I'm an American citizen originally from St. Louis, MO, but I've lived in Melbourne, Australia for four years. Before coming to Australia, I had research and teaching positions at Northwestern University and Coastal Carolina University, and then until January 1st 2021, I was a Research Fellow in the Dianoia Institute at Australian Catholic University. A pandemic-related budget shortfall at ACU prevented my contract from being renewed and I'm now on the philosophy job market in search of a permanent position. Between March and June of 2021, I'm doing a bit of sessional teaching at a couple of different Australian universities.