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About Me

I'm a philosopher and genocide scholar currently working as a visiting assistant professor in the Human Rights Center at the University of Dayton.

My research focuses on norms, identities, and the legacy of large-scale crimes. My articles on these topics have appeared in publications including Social Theory and Practice, The Journal of Value Inquiry, Genocide Studies and Prevention, and Philosophy.

In September 2020, MIT Press published my monograph Unconscionable Crimes: How Norms Explain and Constrain

Mass Atrocities. This book presents the first general theory of

the influence of norms on genocide and mass atrocity. Recent reviews can be found in Holocaust and Genocide Studies and

Perspectives on Politics.


My second book project addresses the ethics of visual encounters with atrocity. As part of this project, I have published short pieces on Holocaust photography and on children's art in wartime. I also regularly advise on events and exhibitions at Dayton's International Peace Museum

When not doing philosophy, I enjoy hiking, biking, and organizing dialogues





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