My research focuses on analytical ethical and political theory; in particular, on contemporary theories of justice and equality. Much of my research has been on the philosophy of the Welfare State. I have explored the morality and practicality of universal welfare benefits and the relationship between substantive freedom and absence of economic necessity. Related interests include the application of classical theory (Aristotle) to contemporary issues regarding distributive fairness; in particular, regarding the distribution of leisure as a demoratic social good. Other work focuses on democracy and citizen participation.
My work has appeared in scholarly journals such as Contemporary Political Theory, The Journal of Global Ethics, The Human Rights Review, and the Journal of Moral Philosophy, among others. I teach courses on theories of justice, equality, and the ethics of welfare policy. I also teach courses on democracy and the history of political theory, including modern and ancient political thought.