I’m an associate professor of philosophy at the City College of New York and the Graduate Center-CUNY, and a senior fellow at the Center for Ethics and Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I have received the Australasian Association of Philosophy‘s Australasian Journal of Philosophy 2017 Best Paper Award for my paper Reasoning under Scarcity and the American Philosophical Association’s Scheffler Prize for my work in the Philosophy of Education.
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. During the 2015/2016 academic year, I was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Faculty Fellow at the Princeton Center for Human Values. When I’m not teaching, researching, or snuggling with my daughter, I engage in public philosophy. I’ve been a guest ethicist on Pickle, a WNYC podcast for kids; interviewed for PBS and IAI news; and have written pieces for Aeon, The Philosophers’ Magazine, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. I was born and grew up in Lima, Peru where I attended Colegio Franklin D. Roosevelt.
My book Moving Up Without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility will be out with Princeton University Press in Fall 2019.