About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at St. Norbert College. I defended my dissertation, The Marxian Theory of Ideology: A Reconstruction and Defense, in July 2018 at the University of Chicago. 

My philosophiccover photoal interests lie at the intersection of 19th & 20th Century Continental philosophy and social & political philosophy more generally, and my work in these areas is informed by contemporary empirical work in social psychology and political science. In particular, my research focuses on the extent to which our beliefs are shaped by social circumstances and political forces that undermine our justification for holding them, the extent to which our conscious understanding can conceal the origins of our beliefs and the functions they serve, as well as the consequences of this for our ethical and political life and theorizing.