I'm an associate professor of the Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University, where I've been teaching since 2013. Before that, I was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows from 2011 to 2013. I did my graduate work in philosophy at MIT from 2006 to 2011, with the generous support of a General Sir John Monash scholarship. I was an undergraduate at the University of Melbourne (my hometown), where I studied philosophy, logic, and computer science.
Now, I do moral philosophy (especially metaethics and moral psychology). feminist philosophy, and social philosophy. I also enjoy writing opinion pieces, essays, and reviews for a wider audience.
If you want to get a quick sense of my background and interests, I was interviewed by Clifford Sosis for his website, "What is it Like to be a Philosopher?" in January 2018. And here's an extended conversation I had with Ezra Klein on his podcast early in 2019.
Late in 2017, I published an academic/trade "crossover" book called Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny about the nature, function, and persistence of misogyny. You can read more about it here.
My second book, Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women came out in August 2020. For more about it, see here.
My third book, Unshrinking: How to Face Fatphobia will be out in January 2024. You can read about it here, and on my substack newsletter, called More to Hate.