Professor, Philosophy & Ethics
- Feminist theory, ethics, phenomenology, philosophy of education
Associate Dean, Dean's Office A&S
Existentialism & Phenomenology
Introductory and Advanced Ethics
Death & Dying
phenomenology of fatigue (including compassion fatigue)
ethics of attention
20th and 21st century continental (European) philosophy
Editor, Simone Weil and Continental Philosophy (Rowman & Littlefield International) 2017
Co-author, Simone Weil and Theology (Bloomsbury T&T Clark) 2013
Co-editor, The Relevance of the Radical: Simone Weil 100 Years Later (Bloomsbury) 2009
"Neglected Practices: Attentiveness," The Minefield, ABC Radio National 2021
"Fatigue: The Emotional Cost of the Moral Life?" The Minefield, ABC Radio National
RECENT BOOK CHAPTERS
"Seize Hold of the Hunger: Simone Weil's Ethical Eros," Chapter 4, Reframing Twentieth 05/2023
Century French Philosophy: The Roots of Desire, Ed. Elodie Boublil (Lexington Books)
“Simone Weil, Sara Ahmed, and a Politics of Hap,” Chapter 4, Simone Weil: Beyond 12/2020
Ideology, Eds., S. Bourgault and J. Daigle (Palgrave MacMillan)
“Attending to the Outlaw,” Introduction, Simone Weil and Continental Philosophy 11/2017
(Rowman & Littlefield International)
“Simone Weil and the Problem of Fatigue,” Chapter 8, Simone Weil and Continental 11/2017
Philosophy (Rowman & Littlefield International)
SELECT ARTICLES / ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES
"When Tragedy Becomes Banal: Why News Consumers Experience Crisis Fatigue" 09/2022
“Elastic Worker: Time-Sense, Energy, and the Paradox of Resilience,” Philosophical 04/2020
Investigations, Vol. 43: 1-2, (January-April 2020), 177-196.
“Fatigue: Obstacle or Necessary Counterpart to Moral Attention?” On Second Thought 02/2020
Magazine, (Humanities North Dakota), Spring 2020.
“Ways of Being in the All-Too-Present Body: Attending to and through Chronic Pain,” 05/2019
Chiasma: A Site for Thought, Issue 5 “To Be a Body?” (Spring 2019), 129-153.
“Countering the Achievement Society,” iai news (The Institute of Art and Ideas) 08/2018
Co-author with Benjamin P. Davis, “Simone Weil,” Stanford Encyclopedia of 03/2018
Philosophy entry: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/simone-weil/
“La langue blessée de Weil et de Chrétien,” Tumultes, No. 46 [Oppressions et liberté] 05/2016
(May 2016), 143-156.
"Le Déracinement of Attention: Simone Weil on the Institutionalization of Distractedness," 2009
Philosophy Today, Vol. 53, Issue 1, (Spring 2009), 100-108.
"Forgiveness through Attention: Simone Weil's Critique of the Imagination," Sacred Web: 2005
A Journal of Tradition and Modernity, Vol. 15 (Summer 2005), 121-138.
“Attention and Moral Fatigue in Desert-Worlds: Simone Weil and Hannah Arendt on 03/2020
Responding to Political Collapse,” invited keynote lecture for Rethinking Responses
to Political Crisis and Collapse: Hannah Arendt, Edith Stein, Rosa Luxemburg and
Simone Weil at King’s University College at Western University, London, Ontario,
March 6-8, 2020.
“Affect Aliens: Simone Weil and Sara Ahmed on the Ideology of Happiness,” 04/2018
American Weil Society Colloquy, University of Ottawa, April 20-21, 2018.
“(Why) Should I Care? Feminist Praxis and Economies of Care in the Neoliberal 10/2016
University,” 16th Annual Red River Women’s Studies Conference,
University of North Dakota, October 28, 2016.
“Simone Weil and the Problem of Fatigue,” 2016 American Weil Society Colloquy, 04/2016
New Orleans, LA, April 15-16, 2016.
“Supernatural Fatigue and Fatigue of the Supernatural” Society for Phenomenology 10/2015
and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) 54th Annual Conference, in Atlanta, GA,
October 8-10, 2015.
"La langue blessée de Weil et de Chrétien," Altérités, différences et résonances. La pensée 10/2014
de Simone Weil: un lieu de rencontres, Université Paris Diderot, October 2-3, 2014.
Ph.D. (Philosophy), Southern Illinois University Carbondale
M.A. (Philosophy), Southern Illinois University Carbondale
B.A. (Philosophy, Writing), Birmingham-Southern College