Research

My primary research interests are in political philosophy. I write about justice and of legitimacy, and about how principles of justice and legitimacy can (or can't) help us think through and address problems pertaining to gender and education. I'm interested especially in questions about whether political liberalism can constitute an adequate theory of legitimacy within these two domains of application.

My book, Liberalism, Neutrality, and the Gendered Division of Labor, recently out with Oxford University Press, argues that progressive social policies aimed at eroding the gendered division of labor can be legitimate exercises of coercive political power, even by the lights of a restrictive principle of state neutrality.

I've also written about diversity in the discipline of philosophy and more generally about teaching philosophy; about non-ideal theory in political philosophy; about justice in higher education; about the ethics and politics of abortion; about the social policy to curb the use and consumption of animals;  and about other issues in feminist philosophy and philosophy of education.

To read more about my recent and current research projects, see my research statement.

For more information on my research, including work in progress, see my curriculum vitae.