I study agency and moral responsibility, especially practices like blame, apology, and forgiveness that we use to address and resolve moral conflicts. I am developing a project on blame the aim of which is to investigate the limitations of blame in light of its significance in our personal and professional lives.
Wrongdoing is an inescapable fact of life. We all do wrong and are wronged from time to time and in response we often blame one another. We blame for a variety of wrongs, in a variety of ways, and with a variety of consequences. Such conflicts are not the whole or even the greater part of our social existence, but they’re a defining feature of it.
In addition, I use my background in ethics and moral responsibility to address questions about the ethics of technology. I'm interested in how technologies like A.I. and social media can enhance and undermine agency and responsibility. But I also want to examine how other forms of influence affect our responsibility practices, from public policies (like nudges and regulations) to social conditions (like oppression and poverty).