I am a professor in the Philosophy Department at Stanford and director of the McCoy Center for Ethics in Society. I am also currently serving as the senior associate dean for the humanities and arts.

I am a political philosopher whose work addresses contemporary public policy debates. My research focuses on the ethical limits of markets; the meaning and place of equality in a just society; theories of rational choice; feminist philosophy; a society’s obligations to its citizens, especially with respect to education; and issues of international justice.
Among my recent publications are Why Some Things Should Not Be for Sale: The Moral Limits of Markets (Oxford University Press, 2010); “Equality and Sufficiency: A Problematic Dichotomy in Global Justice;” (2013) “Unequal Chances: Race, Class and Schooling;” (2012) and (co-ed.) Occupy the Future (MIT Press, 2012).

I am very committed to teaching. In 2004, I received the Walter J. Gores Award, Stanford’s highest teaching honor. In 2010, I won the Roland Prize for faculty volunteer service in recognition of a program that I co-founded which pairs volunteer faculty with undergraduates to teach liberal arts courses to residents of a drug and alcohol treatment facility for women.
In 2013, I was elected the President of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy.

You can get more information about my research, teaching and engagement by clicking on the tabs above as well as from my CV.