My research combines influences from Continental philosophy, phenomenology, Ancient Greek philosophy, ethics and feminism, drawing especially on Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Irigaray and Derrida. I am currently preparing a book manuscript entitled The Measure of Silence: Heidegger, Language and the Greeks which traces the emergence of silence as a central concern in 20th century philosophy. Prior to joining Drexel University, I was a Visiting Scholar at the Feminism and Legal Theory Project in the School of Law at Emory University where I began a project researching silence as a legal concept by investigating the origins and applications of the Miranda rights. As a teacher I am committed to a vision of philosophy that links contemporary political and ethical questions with philosophical concerns. I am especially passionate about introducing undergraduate students to the study of philosophy.