About me

I work primarily in legal and political philosophy, with a special affection for many (but not quite all) things Kantian. My current research focuses on the significance of political institutions for justice, and in particular on how institutionalists should think about the theory of international justice. I have received a five-year grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for this project.

I have recently been writing about how the dynamic character of political associations—and, in particular, the dynamic character that is tied to the reproductive choices of members—may affect the content of principles of distributive justice. I am also thinking about a cluster of issues usually regrouped under the heading of political legitimacy, such as why a state has to do something more than realize substantive justice to be fully justified, and what that something more amounts to exactly.

I have been teaching at Glendon College since 2004. During that time, I have also held appointments as a Law and Philosophy Fellow at UCLA (2008-10) and as a Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow at the Princeton University Center for Human Values (2014-15). I am a member of York’s graduate program in philosophy, as well as a Faculty Associate of the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security at Osgoode Hall Law School.