My research explores ways in which ethical, legal, and political theory can be enriched by attending to experiences of spontaneity, cultural participation, and artistic creativity. I draw on the phenomenology of these everyday experiences to inform central questions in value theory about freedom, action, creativity, and equality.

In Progress

‘Stop Making Sense’ (draft of 12 October 2021)

‘Kantian Genius Reconstructed’ (draft of 14 January 2021)

A paper on the politics of spontaneity (under review, draft available on request)

The Spontaneity of Freedom (monograph) (in progress)

‘Beauvoir’s Groundwork’ (with Daniela Dover) (in progress)

‘The Freedom of Finitude’ (with Francey Russell) (in progress)

‘Liberal Equality, Neutrality, and Culture’ (in progress)

‘A Surrealism-Based Theory of Freedom of Expression’ (in progress)


‘Spontaneous Freedom,’ Ethics, forthcoming (draft of 4 May 2022)

Is Spotify Bad for Democracy? Artificial Intelligence, Cultural Democracy, and Law,’ Yale Journal of Law and Technology, 2022

Remixing Rawls: Constitutional Cultural Liberties in Liberal Democracies,’ Northeastern University Law Review, 2019

Freedom and the Value of Games,’ Canadian Journal of Philosophy, 2018

A.V. ex rel. Vanderhye v. iParadigms, LLC: Electronic Databases and the Compartmentalization of Fair Use,’ IDEA: The Intellectual Property Law Review, 2010

A Call for Blind Review: Student Edited Law Reviews and Bias,’ Journal of Legal Education, 2009

Poincaré, Sartre, Continuity and Temporality,’ Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 2006 (discussion)

Book Chapters

Responding to the Market: The Impact of the Rise of Corporate Law Firms on Elite Legal Education in India,’ co-authored with Nick Robinson, in The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization, 2017

The Anatomy of Legal Recruitment in India: Tracing the Tracks of Globalization,’ co-authored with Vikramaditya Khanna and Aditya Singh, in The Indian Legal Profession in the Age of Globalization, 2017

The Political Morality of Nudges in Healthcare,’ in Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics, 2016


Critical Review of C Thi Nguyen’s Games: Agency as Art. Oxford University Press, 2019, Philosophy, forthcoming (draft of 31 March 2022)


Freedom’s Spontaneity


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