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Ph.D., UCLA Philosophy, 2017

Dissertation: Religious Freedom in a Liberal State

Co-chairs: Barbara Herman and Seana Shiffrin

Committee: John Carriero, Mark Greenberg, Robert Goldstein


J.D., UCLA School of Law, 2014

            Law and Philosophy Dual Degree Program


B.A., New York University, 2006

            Cum laude, with highest honors in Philosophy

            Honors Thesis: “Contents of Belief” (advised by Jim Pryor)    


Academic Positions


Lecturer, Legal Studies and Business Ethics, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (2017 – 2018)


Predoctoral Fellow, UCLA School of Law (2016 – 2017)


Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, UCLA

            Topics in Modern Philosophy: The Idea of Progress (Summer 2017)

Philosophy of Law (Summer 2015)

            Introduction to Political Philosophy (Summer 2014)

            Topics in Political Philosophy: Punishment (Summer 2012)           


Fellow, Collegium of University Teaching Fellows, UCLA (2014)

International Law and the Legitimacy of Global Governance (under the mentorship of Máximo Langer)


Teaching Assistant, Department of Philosophy, UCLA

Introduction to Political Philosophy, Gavin Lawrence (Winter 2016)

Rawls’s Political Philosophy, Seana Shiffrin (Fall 2015)

Aristotle’s Ethics, Gavin Lawrence (Summer 2013)

Truth-Telling and Promising, Seana Shiffrin (Spring 2011)

Introduction to Ethics, Gavin Lawrence (Winter 2011)

Introduction to Political Philosophy, A.J. Julius (Fall 2010)



Bar Membership


California (active since 2017)




“Compromise and Religious Accommodation”

American Law and Religion Roundtable, Notre Dame School of Law, Chicago, Ill. (June 15, 2017)


Comments on Ryan Doerfler “Arguing with Friends”

            Bechtel Conference, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. (May 22, 2017)


“Religious Arbitration and the Establishment Clause”

Zicklin Center for Normative Business Ethics Workshop, the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (March 17, 2017)


Comments on Gabriel Mendlow “Punishing Pure Thought”

American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting, Kansas City, Mo. (March 2, 2017)


“Hate Speech, Political Conversation, and Citizenship”                   

Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference, Yale Law School (April 30, 2016)


Comments on Suzanne Love “The Material Conditions of Freedom”

            UCLA Law and Philosophy Graduate Conference (April 10, 2016)


“Rawls on Accepting the Punishment for Civil Disobedience”

American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting, Washington D.C. (Jan. 8, 2016)

Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, University of Colorado, Boulder (Aug. 8, 2015)


Comments on Micha Glaeser “(How) Does Morality Depend on Law?”

UCLA Law and Philosophy Graduate Conference (April 13, 2013)



Awards and Fellowships


Dissertation Year Fellowship, UCLA (2016 – 2017)

Collegium of University Teaching Fellows, UCLA (2014)

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA, with John Carriero (2010)

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship, UCLA, with A.J. Julius (2009)

Pauley Fellowship, UCLA (2008 – 2009)

Salomonowitz Memorial Prize for Outstanding Scholarship in Philosophy, NYU (2006)

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