My book Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility is now out from Princeton University Press.Learn more at The Atlantic, Inside Higher Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education, New York Daily News, Times Higher Education, Princeton Alumni Weekly, and Vox.
I’m an associate professor of philosophy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a senior fellow at the Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, I was at the City College of New York and at the Graduate Center-CUNY. My areas of research are philosophy of action, moral philosophy, philosophy of education, and political philosophy. I received my Ph.D. from Stanford University and my A.B. from Princeton University.
My paper Reasoning under Scarcity was awarded the Australasian Association of Philosophy‘s Australasian Journal of Philosophy 2017 Best Paper Award and my work in the philosophy of education was awarded the American Philosophical Association’s Scheffler Prize. During the 2015/2016 academic year, I was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Faculty Fellow at the Princeton Center for Human Values.
I’m an area editor for Ergo and Philosophy Compass and a member of the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on Hispanics. When I’m not teaching, researching, or snuggling with my daughter, I engage in public philosophy. I have been a guest ethicist on Pickle, a WNYC podcast for kids; interviewed for The Atlantic, Inside Higher Education, PBS, and IAI news; and written pieces for Aeon, The Philosophers’ Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education and New York Daily News. I was born and grew up in Lima, Peru where I attended Colegio Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Many thanks to Joann Huang for this photo.