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Assistant Professor (tenure-track), 2015-present
Philosophy Department, San Jose State University

Research Fellow (postdoc), 2015-16
Information Law Institute, New York University School of Law
Visiting Scholar, NYU Department of Media, Culture, and Communication


Ph.D., with distinction, Stony Brook University, 2009-15
Dissertation: "Hermeneutic Privacy: On Identity, Agency, and Information"
Advisor: Eduardo Mendieta
Chair: Don Ihde

B.A., magna cum laude, The George Washington University, 2003-07
Computer Science and Philosophy (double-major, with special honors)


Dean's Travel Grant, San Jose State University, 2017

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Graduate Fellow, Stony Brook University, 2014-15

Funded participant in the APA/AAPT Teaching and Learning Seminar in Philosophy, 2012

Full tuition scholarship and funded teaching assistantship, Stony Brook University, 2009-14

Gauss Prize for Excellence in Philosophy, The George Washington University, 2007

Cruikshanks Award for the highest GPA of the graduating class in Computer Science, The George Washington University, 2007

Enosinian Scholar, The George Washington University, 2006-07

Matthew Reynolds Fellow, The George Washington University, 2006-07

Presidential Scholarship, The George Washington University, 2003-07


"Transparent Media and the Development of Digital Habits," in Yoni Van Den Eede, Stacey O’Neal Irwin, and Galit Wellner (eds.), Postphenomenology and Media: Essays on Human-Media-World Relations (New York: Lexington Books), 2017.

"Information Privacy and Social Self-Authorship," in Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 20(3), 2016.

"Ihde's Missing Sciences: Postphenomenology, Big Data, and the Human Sciences" (invited essay), in Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 20(2), 2016.

"Obstacles to Transparency in Privacy Engineering" (co-authored with Kiel Brennan-Marquez), in the Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy.

"Philosophy's Climate Problem: A Primer," in the American Philosophical Association Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy 13(2), Spring 2014.

"Artificial Intelligence and the Body: Dreyfus, Bickhard, and the Future of AI," in Vincent C. Müller (ed.), Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence (Berlin: Springer), 2013.


"Ask an Ethicist: Does posting photos of my kids on social media violate their privacy?" on the Rock Ethics Institute Everyday Ethics blog.


Value of mandated privacy disclosures (article)

Privacy literacy (article)

Online Manipulation (article, with Helen Nissenbaum and Beate Roessler)


Presentation and panel discussion at the Krause Innovation Studio. College of Education, Penn State. November 11, 2016.

Harold K. Schilling Memorial Lecture. Rock Ethics Institute, Penn State. November 10, 2016.

Keynote lecture at the Privatheit und Demokratie (Privacy and Democracy) Conference. Goethe University. Frankfurt, Germany. September 23, 2016.

Presentation at the pre-publication book event for Don Ihde's Husserl's Missing Technologies. Stony Brook University. March 10, 2015.


* refereed

Commenter for Marjolein Lanzing, "Hypernudge or Hyperpush? Personalization, Persuasion, and Privacy in Self-Tracking Technologies." Privacy Law Scholars Conference. UC Berkeley. June 1, 2017.

* "Three Normative Hurdles for Automated Enforcement" (co-presented with Karen Levy and Kiel Brennan-Marquez). We Robot Conference. Yale Law School. March 31, 2017.

* "Notice After Notice-and-Consent." Privacy Law Scholars Conference. The George Washington University Law School. June 3, 2016.

* "Obstacles to Transparency in Privacy Engineering" (co-presented with Kiel Brennan-Marquez). IEEE International Workshop on Privacy Engineering. May 26, 2016.

"The Big Chill" (co-presented with Kiel Brennan-Marquez). Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference. Yale Law School. April 30, 2016.

"Notice After Notice-and-Consent." Internet Law Works-in-Progress Conference. New York Law School. March 5, 2016.

"Against the Collection/Use Distinction." NYU Privacy Research Group. February 24, 2016.

Moderator. "Facilitating Connections" panel at the Responsible Use of Open Data: Government and the Private Sector Conference. New York University. November 20, 2015.

"What's the Point of Notice?" NYU Privacy Research Group. October 7, 2015.

* "Out of Control: On Privacy and Personal Information." Association for Political Theory Annual Conference. Vanderbilt University. October 11, 2013.

"Social Media." Stony Brook Philosophy Society "Philosophical Tools" Lecture Series. March 11, 2013.

* "Artificial Intelligence and the Body: Dreyfus and Bickhard on Intentionality and Agent-Environment Interaction." Philosophy & Theory of Artificial Intelligence Conference. Anatolia College. October 4, 2011.

* "Wicked No More: On Moral Reform in Aristotle’s Ethics." Catholic University Graduate Philosophy Conference. March 18, 2011.

"The Violence of Ambivalence: Gay Marriage as Civil Right." Radical Philosophy Association Conference. University of Oregon. November 12, 2010.

"From Telephones to Smellophones: Toward a Hermeneutics of Electronically Mediated Communication." Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Conference. McGill University. November 4, 2010.

* "Absent Bodies: Nietzsche and the Experience of Electronically Mediated Communication." Society for Student Philosophers Conference. University of Texas at Austin. April 10, 2010.

* "Religion How?: Deliberative Democracy and Proposition 8." Midsouth Philosophy Conference. University of Memphis. March 6, 2010.



Science, Technology, and Human Values


Philosophy and Public Policy
Engineering Ethics
Concepts of the Person
Politics and Society
Historical Introduction to Western Philosophy
Logical and Critical Reasoning