I am an assistant professor of philosophy in the English and Philosophy department at Murray State University.  My  current research projects cluster at the intersection of philosophy of religion with trauma theory, feminist philosophy, and philosophy of disability.  These projects are guided by an interest in giving a philosophical account of, and response to, the phenomenon of religious trauma.  Prior to coming to Murray State, I held a postdoctoral research fellowship in the Center for Philosophy of Religion at the University of Notre Dame focusing on this topic.  My other research interests include metaphysics (abstract properties, theistic conceptual realism, and the doctrine of divine simplicity) and the history of Russian philosophy (esp. Vladimir Solov’ev).  While I take a special kind of joy in teaching introductory philosophy courses, my primary teaching interests are in philosophy of religion, feminist philosophy, and philosophy and literature. Outside of the office and the classroom, I enjoy volunteering with The Child-Friendly Faith Project, reading children’s fantasy, writing “found poetry” as a response to hermeneutical injustices, and hiking.