I came to Marquette’s Philosophy faculty in 2003 after spending two years teaching at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, and my undergraduate degree is from Purdue University. My teaching and research focuses upon social and political philosophy, and issues of oppression and liberation in particular (especially race and racism).
I have published several articles on philosophy of race and political theory. My book The Creolizing Subject: Race, Reason, and the Politics of Purity was published in 2011. My current research focuses on "the politics of recognition" as it relates to oppression. I teach courses in theoretical and applied ethics, political philosophy, Africana philosophy, and feminist philosophy.
I have also been studying martial arts for 16 years, and teach them here at Marquette as well.