I'm a graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania (Philosophy). I am formerly a lecturer at San Francisco State University and at Mills College (BA, summa cum laude, Mills College; MA (Distinction), San Francisco State University). I am also a former Managing Editor for Hypatia Reviews Online. I am interested primarily in the metaphysics of science, with a focus on numerical and qualitative identity as informed by biology. Additionally, I am interested in the relation of the normative to the natural. I approach topics in these areas from a feminist science studies perspective. I also work on topics in political philosophy, especially issues surrounding democracy, social scale, and organizational theory. I am currently working on a project that explores whether a certain biological phenomenon can be described in terms of substance emergence.
Here is a list of my publications.
2017. "Not One, Not Two: Toward an Ontology of Pregnancy." Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 3 (4).
2012-2016. TelosScope: The Telos Press Blog.
"Small Is Ethical" (Or: "The Morality of the Micropolis;" this is a very brief version of the presented paper)
And here is a list of my presentations.
2019. "A Darwinian Dilemma for Social Constructionist Accounts of Sex." University of Indiana, Bloomington's History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine (IU HPS&M) Conference.
2018. "Intrinsic and Extrinsic Properties, Identity, and Pregnancy." The San Francisco Bay Area Feminism and Philosophy Workshop (BayFAP).
2017. "Reading Emergence Experimentally: Pregnancy as a Case Study." The Midwest Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP) Conference.
2017. "Phenomenon Creation via Interactive Intersubjectivity." The Mountain-Plains Philosophy Conference (71st Meeting).
2016. "Not One, Not Two: Toward an Ontology of Pregnancy." The Northwest Philosophy Conference.
2016. "Small Is Ethical" (Or: "The Morality of the Micropolis"). The Telos-Paul Piccone Institute Conference.
"Little philosophical puzzles do not usually need to be solved but rather dissolved by examining the wider framework within which they occur." --Ruth Millikan