I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and the 2017-19 Rice Family Fellow in Bioethics and the Humanities at The Hastings Center.

My work centers on the relationship between bodies, values, and society, and its effects on wellbeing. I am especially concerned with the meaning of disability and the issue of ableism, and how philosophical inquiry into each might improve the lives of people with disabilities and the justness of social institutions ranging from medicine to politics. Towards this aim, my research is carried out at the intersection of bioethics, philosophy of disability and disability st…

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