I work in moral and political philosophy and moral psychology, often at the intersections of these fields.  I’m primarily interested in humans as valuing beings, whose value commitments affect nearly everything they think about, do, and perceive.  These values sometimes conflict at different levels – personal, societal, political. My work seeks to understand this value-imbued perspective and how we might better tailor our normative thinking to promote human flourishing in a world of value pluralism.


“Feasibility and Normative Penetration.” Forthcoming in Journal of Moral Philosophy. (with Nicholas Southwood) [pre-print]

“Righting Domestic Wrongs with Refugee Policy.” (2024). Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy, Vol. 27, No. 2. [published version, pre-print]

Advances in Experimental Political Philosophy. (2023). M. Lindauer (ed.), London: Bloomsbury Press [link to view cover, table of contents, and my introduction]

“Testing the Motivational Strength of Positive and Negative Duty Arguments Regarding Global Poverty.” (2022). Review of Philosophy and Psychology, Vol. 13, No. 3. (with Luke Buckland, David Rodríguez-Arias, and Carissa Véliz) [published version]

“Why are Muslim Bans Wrong? Diagnosing Discriminatory Immigration Policies with Brock’s Human Rights Framework.” (2022). Res Publica, Vol. 28, No. 3. [published version, pre-print]

“Entry by Birth Alone?: Rawlsian Egalitarianism and the Basic Right to Invite.” (2021). Social Theory and Practice, Vol. 47, No. 2. [published version, pre-print]

“How to Cancel the Knobe Effect: The Role of Sufficiently Strong Moral Censure.” (2021). American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 58, No. 2. (with Nicholas Southwood) [published version]

“Conceptual Engineering and Concept Preservation.” (2020). Ratio, Vol. 33, No. 3. [published version, pre-print]

“Experimental Philosophy and the Fruitfulness of Normative Concepts.” (2020). Philosophical Studies, Vol. 177, No. 8. [published version, pre-print]

“Comparing the Effect of Rational and Emotional Appeals on Donation Behavior.” (2020). Judgment and Decision Making, Vol. 15, No. 3. (with Marcus Mayorga, Joshua Greene, Paul Slovic, Daniel Västfjäll, and Peter Singer) [published version]

“The ‘Daddy Dividend’: The Gender Division of Labor and Regression Towards Patriarchy.” (2020). American Philosophical Association Newsletter: Feminism and Philosophy, Issue on Parenting and Philosophy, Vol. 19, No. 2. (with Serene Khader) [published version]

“The Varieties of Impartiality, or, Would an Egalitarian Endorse the Veil?” (2020). Philosophical Studies, Vol. 177, No. 2. (with Justin Bruner) [published version, pre-print]

“In Defense of a Category-Based System for Unification Admissions.” (2018). Journal of Moral Philosophy, Vol. 15, No. 5. [published version, pre-print]

“Kantian Themes in Ethics and International Relations.” (2018). In The Routledge Handbook of Ethics and International Relations, B. Steele and E. Heinze (eds.), New York: Routledge Press. [pre-print]

“Immigration Policy and Identification Across Borders.” (2017). Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, Vol. 12, No. 3. [published version, pre-print]

“Moral Judgment and the Duties of Innocent Beneficiaries of Injustice.” (2017). Review of Philosophy and Psychology, Vol. 8, No. 3. (with Christian Barry) [published version, pre-print]

“Unification Admissions and Skilled Worker Migration.” (2017). In Fair Work: Ethics, Social Policy, and Globalization, K.P. Schaff (ed.), Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. [pre-print]

“Review of David Miller’s Strangers in Our Midst: The Political Philosophy of Immigration.” (2017). Ethics, Vol. 128, No. 1. [published version, pre-print]

“Doing, Allowing, and Enabling Harm: An Empirical Investigation.” (2014). In Oxford Studies in Experimental Philosophy, Vol. 1, T. Lombrozo, J. Knobe, and S. Nichols (eds.), Oxford: Oxford University Press. (with Christian Barry and Gerhard Øverland) [published version, pre-print]

“The Focus on Health Capability and Role of States in Ruger’s Global Health Justice Framework.” (2012). The American Journal of Bioethics, Vol. 12, No. 12. [published version, pre-print]

Book in Progress

The Fruitfulness of Normative Concepts, under contract with Oxford University Press.