My research focuses on 20th-century German philosophy, phenomenology, intellectual history and Holocaust studies. My first book, Heidegger’s Fascist Affinities: A Politics of Silence, will be published with Stanford University Press in 2019. It examines the affinities between Martin Heidegger’s philosophy of language and political alliance with fascist and ethno-nationalist political movements.
My second book project turns to social and political philosophy. Categories of Complicity: Philosophy under National Socialism will examine how philosophers participated in and contributed to fascist movements in their professional activities in Nazi Germany. My research has been funded by fellowships from the Holocaust Educational Foundation, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, European Holocaust Research Infrastructure, and German Historical Institute. I am a translator of German philosophy and am currently working on translating two books by Heidegger, including his Black Notebooks (1942-48). I also pursue research in the philosophy of language, including analyzing gendered concepts of speech and silence and am applying the tools of critical phenomenology to analyze the legal right to silence.
At Drexel I teach Holocaust and Philosophy, Existentialism, Phenomenology, Introduction to Western Philosophy, Ethics, Aesthetics, and Critical Reasoning. If you’re interested in Germany philosophy (or anything German), feel free to contact me.