Research

My research aims at exploring the relevance of philosophical hermeneutics for feminist theory, socio-political philosophy, philosophy of religion, and bio-enhancement. Hermeneutics’ insights into the meaning and pervasiveness of interpretation establishes it as a crucial perspective for addressing contemporary philosophical issues. I am currently writing a book that develops an interdisciplinary model of dialogue that can…

Teaching

I have taught primarily in the areas of ethics and gender theory. In addition to teaching history of western ethics courses, I have taught contemporary ethics and a philosophy and literature course titled, “Is the Good Life Possible? Philosophy and Literature in Dialogue.” At Gordon, I co-founded and then directed the Gender Studies Minor, teaching…

Praxis

In our fast-paced, market driven world, people wonder why philosophy is relevant. Unfortunately, for much of the twentieth century, philosophy tended to have an insular and myopic focus. I am joining with other philosophers to broaden philosophy’s reach by promoting public philosophy (http://newenglandpublicphilosophers.weebly.com) and bringing philosophy to life. In particular, my work in dialogue motivates…

Let’s work together

I am currently seeking new ways to bring philosophy to life and am particularly interested in the theory and practice of civic engagement.