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Photo of smiling white woman with brown hair and glasses. Photo by Lost Girl Vision.I’m a philosopher from Nova Scotia, Canada, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. I work in Feminist Philosophy, Bioethics, and Science and Values, as well as 20th-century European Philosophy, especially Foucault and Phenomenology. My current research focuses on the ethics of eating. 

You can learn more about me and my work in this recent interview at the Blog of the American Philosophical Association, or by watching this short lecture entitled “Why it Matters How We Eat,” part of the Public Philosophy Network Short Talks series. 

In 2020, I joined the Philosophy Department at Michigan State University as Assistant Professor. MSU occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi peoples. In particular, the University resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw.

I am currently available to work with graduate students interested in my areas of research, especially ethics of food and eating and feminist bioethics. If you are interested in working with me at MSU, please get in touch. 


  • Ph.D (with distinction), Philosophy, Georgetown University (2019)
  • M.A., Philosophy, University of Alberta (2012)
  • B.A.H., Philosophy and Contemporary Studies, University of King’s College and Dalhousie University (2009)

For more information about my research, teaching, and contact information use the tabs at the top of the page.

A photo of a cardboard cutout of Rene Descartes saying "I eat therefore I am"
Descartes, spotted at Amélie’s French Bakery in Charlotte NC in early 2020.

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