Public Engagement

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    My primary interests include philosophy of education, political philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of art.  I have taught philosophy in prisons for the past few years and have focused my work on issues that surround this subject.  My work on aesthetics explores the political and critical aspects made possible by art, most especially poetry.


    Degrees Held:

    Ph.D. Philosophy

    MA Philosophy

    B.S. Political Science

    Minor: Music

    Professional Affiliations:

    The New School for Social Research

    Fordham University

    Recent Publications:

    "Education, Incarceration, Emanciption," for The Atlantic (7.13.15)

    "What Does it Mean to 'Throw Like a Girl'?," in New York Times (8.24.14)

    “The Death of Disorientation,” in New York Times (10.5.08)

    “Educating the Condemned,” in Free Press Houston (6.11.05)

    “Red Lake School Shootings,” in Houston Chronicle (3.25.05)

    “Voices of Katrina,” in Houston Chronicle (9.4.05)

    Research Interests:

    I completed my Ph.D. at the New School for Social Research, writing a dissertation titled “Pedagogy of the Condemned,” a philosophical engagement of the relationship between education, punishment, and freedom.  I am interested in the theme of thinking and teaching in exile, and I hope to expand my research beyond the prison to look at pedagogy in other marginal, non-academic communities—workers, adults, children, the mad, the homeless.