My theoretical work draws liberally from the Black radical tradition, contemporary philosophy of language, contemporary social science, German transcendental philosophy, materialist thought, histories of activism and activist thinkers. My first book, entitled Reconsidering Reparations, considers a "constructive" philosophical argument for reparations and explores links with environmental justice. I also write public philosophy, including articles exploring intersections of climate justice and colonialism. More below:
Reconsidering Reparations: Worldmaking in the Case of Climate Crisis, Oxford University Press, January 20, 2022
Elite Capture, Haymarket Books, releasing May 3, 2022
"Uncommon Features: Defending Ideal Theory with Model-to-World Inference", Routledge Handbook on African Political Philosophy, forthcoming. Accepted draft available here.
"Vice Signaling", Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy, forthcoming. Pre-print available here.
"Material Insecurity, Racial Capitalism, and Public Health", Hastings Center Report, September 2021
"Who Are the Engineers? Solar Geoengineering and Justice” (co-author), Global Environmental Politics, July 2021
"Two Themes in Decolonizing Universalism", Journal of Global Ethics, May 2021
"From Moral Hazard to Risk-Response Feedback", (co-author) Climate Risk Management, May 2021
"Civility as Self-Determination", Philosophy East and West, October 2020
"Principles for Thinking About Carbon Removal in Just Climate Policy," (co-author) One Earth, August 2020.
"Stoicism (as Emotional Compression) is Emotional Labor", Feminist Philosophy Quarterly, June 2020.
"States Are Not Basic Structures: Against State-Centric Political Theory" Philosophical Papers, May 2019. Working Paper version available here.
"The Empire Has No Clothes", Disputatio, October 2018.
"The Man Not and the Dilemmas of Intersectionality" APA Newsletter on Philosophy and the Black Experience, Spring 2018.
"Beware of Schools Bearing Gifts: Miseducation and Trojan Horse Propaganda," Public Affairs Quarterly, Vol. 31, January 2017.
ACADEMIC BOOK REVIEWS
Review of Groundwork for the Practice of the Good Life by Omedi Ochieng, Philosophia Africana, January 2020
Review of Pathways to Alternative Epistemologies in Africa, edited by Adeshina Afolayan, Olajumoke Yacob-Haliso, and Samuel Ojo Oloruntoba, Mind, February 2022
PUBLIC PHILOSOPHY (selections)
"Toward an Energy Democracy", New York Magazine, January 2022
"Here's how to repay developing nations for colonialism - and fight the climate crisis", The Guardian, January 2022
"Why Reparations Cannot Ignore Climate Change", Boston Review, January 2022
"How Much Could a Banana Republic Cost?" (8-part series), The Nation, December 2021-January 2022
"Our Planet is Heating Up. Why Are Climate Politics Still Frozen?", The New Yorker, October 2021
"It's Time to Nationalize Shell" (co-author), The Guardian, June 2021
"Liberty For Whom?", The Nation, May 2021
"Except for the Miracles", The Baffler, May 2021
"How the Violence Against Women Act Failed Women", The Nation, March 2021
"Don't Treat Climate Change as a National Security Risk", The New Republic, February 2021
"Why The Environmental Movement Should Think Locally",The New Republic, January 2021
"What's New About Woke Racial Capitalism (And What Isn't)", Spectre, December 2020
"On Liberty, Security, and Our System of Racial Capitalism", Aeon, October 2020
"Enforcing Eviction", (co-author), The Nation, August 2020
"A Response to Michael Walzer", Dissent, August 2020
"Cops, Climate, COVID: Why There is Only One Crisis", The Appeal, June 2020 (adapted from "Crisis, COVID-19, and Democracy", originally published at the American Philosophical Association Blog)
"Power Over the Police", Dissent, June 2020
"Identity Politics and Elite Capture", Boston Review, May 2020
“The Coronavirus Failure Will Become Our Climate Failure”, Al Jazeera, April 2020
“Coronavirus Lays Bare The Staggering Class Inequalities That Divide America", The Appeal, April 2020
“Corporations Are Salivating Over the Coronavirus Pandemic”, The New Republic, April 2020
"The Green New Deal and the Danger of Climate Colonialism" - Slate [republished from The Conversation], February 2019
"Capturing Carbon to Fight Climate Change is Dividing Environmentalists" - The Conversation, January 2019
"Reconsidering Reparations" (Article Version, 2020)