I am a Ph.D candidate in philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. I have an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Sheffield, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Florida State University. During the 2017-2018 academic year, I will be a Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I have been awarded a Diversity Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.
Beginning August 2018, I will be the inaugural Weissman School of Arts and Sciences Post-Doctoral Fellow, housed in the Department of Philosophy.
My research explores issues at the intersections of epistemology, feminist theory, and philosophy of race. My dissertation, Knowledge and Social Identity, aims to explore how race and gender influence what we are in a position to know. A further aim is to consider how failure to acknowledge the role of race and gender in knowledge acquisition facilitates certain harms – among these social and epistemic oppression.
I have also written several podcasts and an opinion piece meant for a wider audience, and I am the founder of the philosophy outreach program Corrupt the Youth.