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Book Projects


Healing the Wounds of the Spirit: A Hegelian Theory of Criminal Justice 

Under review at Oxford University Press



Philosophers on the Movement for Black Lives, edited with Michael Cholbi, Alex Madva, and Benjamin Yost

Under contract at Oxford University Press













Book Reviews


“Hegel’s Social Ethics: Religion, Conflict, and Rituals of Reconciliation, by Molly Farneth”  Political Theory, First Published January 20, 2018.




Works in Progress



“Punishment, Citizenship, and Felony Disenfranchisement”


In the article, I argue against theorists who hold that a contractualist understanding of political obligation necessitates some form of felony disenfranchisement. I also argue against those who believe that felony disenfranchisement is necessary to protect the integrity of a democracy. Considering the disparate racial impact of current disenfranchisement policies, I articulate a nuanced understanding of criminal disenfranchisement rooted in principles of restorative justice. I contend that only those who refuse to or are unable to participate in a restorative process should lose the right to vote. Persons of this type are permanently opposed to the realization, extension, and articulation of the communal norms that animate a democratic process.





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