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
"Death in Hip-Hop: An Existential Analysis" Words Beats and Life: The Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture, Vol. 7, no. 1, (2019): 15-33
“Frantz Fanon’s Engagement with Hegel’s Master-Slave Dialectic” Journal of Pan African Studies, vol.11, no.8, (June 2018): 16-32.
“Derrick Bell’s Dilemma” 20 Berkeley J. Afr.-Am. L. & Pol'y 1 (2019): 1-26.
“A Hegelian Critique of Rorty’s Contingency, Irony, and Solidarity” Contemporary Pragmatism, Vol. 3, Issue 3 (2017): 350-365.
“Ideal Theory and Racial Justice: Some Hegelian Considerations” in Creolizing Hegel, ed. Michael Monahan (London: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017), 225-242.
“The Misplaced Role of Phenomenology in Duncan Kennedy’s Theory of Legal Interpretation” Unbound: Harvard Journal of the Legal Left, Vol. 10 (2015): 60-63.
“To Know Is To Be Able To Do” Praxis, Vol.3, No.1 (Spring 2011).
“Deontology, Rationality and Agent-Centered Restrictions” Florida Philosophical Review, Vol.10, Issue 1 (Summer 2010): 75-87.
“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.