Senior Associate Dean of the Graduate College
Presidential Research Professor of Philosophy and Women's and Gender Studies
Research areas: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Race
Office: Robertson Hall Rm 213
I specialize in aesthetics and the philosophy of art. My interests range widely, but I have written quite a bit on matters related to contemporary art and on aesthetic experience in everyday life. In my book Immaterial: The Rules of Contemporary Art (Oxford 2022), I argue that contemporary artworks are partly constituted by rules and discuss the relevance of this for art appreciation and value. My edited collection Body Aesthetics (Oxford, 2016) is a multi-authored collection that treats the aesthetics of the body in relation to social justice, art, evolutionary theory, race, gender, disability, sexuality and sport. My current research centers on the intersections of aesthetics and justice.
I serve on the editorial boards of the Journal of Aesthetics and Philosophy Compass.