Currently a Lecturer at SUNY Cortland, I examine issues at the intersection of normative, medical, and feminist ethics by analyzing how moral structures and understandings are organized around constructions of personal identity.
My dissertation builds upon and critiques the importance of identity in works of feminist and medical ethics by examining the unique vulnerabilities that arise from the experience of depression. I argue that depression uniquely undermines moral agency by burdening the self in ways different from the ways racism, sexism, and even physical disability burden the self. Because of this, the burdens of depression call for both new clinical and philosophical strategies and methodologies.
Ph.D. in Philosophy,
expected May 2012
Dissertation: "Being Broken: The Invisible Burdens of Depression"
Chair: Lisa Tessman
Committee: Anna Gotlib, Anthony Preus
AOS: Applied Ethics (especially Bioethics), Normative Ethics, Feminist Philosophy
AOC: Philosophy of Law, Social and Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy (Early Modern), Formal and Informal Logic
M.A. in Philosophy, May 2009
Philosophy Department Program in Social, Political, Ethical, and Legal Philosophy Binghamton University Binghamton, NY 13902-6000
CV (.pdf, 160kb)
Medical Ethics (.pdf, 227kb)
Introduction to Philosophy Syllabus (.pdf,121kb)
Formal Logic Syllabus (.pdf, 121kb)
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