About Me

I'm a political philosopher currently working as a postdoc in the Human Rights Center at the University of Dayton. I previously served as a guest researcher at Utrecht University and as a postdoctoral fellow in the program in Political Philosophy, Policy and Law at the University of Virginia. 


My research focuses on normativity, social 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.


In my role at the HRC, I have recently completed an advocacy report on transitional justice and the legacies of America's war in Vietnam. You can view the report here, or listen to an interview about the report and its key findings.


When not doing philosophy, I enjoy hiking, biking, and looking for high places in the Netherlands.