My research is in ethics, philosophy of law, and philosophy of religion. Broadly, I care about the ethics of self-defense and all its theoretical tendrils, defending the place and importance of nonhuman animals in philosophy of religion, and showing how uniquely queer interests should shape both our understanding of self-defense and our view of the afterlife. In particular, I work on questions such as the following:
Is the standard view of defensive permissions more plausible than a pacifist alternative?
What does a pacifist view of moral and political rights look like?
Does our duty to avoid moral responsibility for unjust harm restrict our right to procreate? Are we morally liable to criminal penalties if we do?
What are the best reasons to believe that all sentient, nonhuman animals will exist in the afterlife?
How should injustices against LGBTQ+ persons be rectified in the afterlife? Will heterosexuality persist in the afterlife?
Should our conception of God be influenced by normative claims about equality, shared power, and direct representation?