My research is about emotions and the various types of reasons we have for them, with a particular focus on the affective responses involved in holding people responsible. Currently, I’m working on papers about the value of guilt and suffering, about what’s wrong with hypocritical blame, and on how best to conceive of the fittingness norms governing affective attitudes and practices.
I join the Roots of Responsibility project having just completed my PhD in Philosophy at Harvard University. My dissertation was about what blame is, what makes people worthy of it, and what it’s good for. In it, I developed an account of blame according to which blame involves a self-reflexive commitment to its own justification on the basis of its target’s wrongdoing, and then relied on that account to answer questions about blame’s value. Upon graduating, I was honored to be awarded the Emily and Charles Carrier dissertation prize.
Prior to my doctoral studies, I earned my MPhil in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, and my BA in Philosophy from Yale University. I also worked for a short period of time as a Legal Assistant at a London-based law firm.
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