I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at UC San Diego. Before my current appointment, I held a three-year position as the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bioethics at the Princeton University Center for Human Values.
I specialize in theoretical and applied ethics, moral psychology, philosophy of emotion and agency. Broadly speaking, I am interested in puzzles at the intersection of ethics and human emotion. Most of my recent work concerns the nature and ethics of emotional attachment.
In recent years, I’ve taught graduate seminars on emotional attachment, trust, and hope. I regularly teach undergraduate courses in ethics and the philosophy of emotion. I also have teaching interests in philosophy of law and Asian philosophy.