"Rights, Race, and Recognition" (Cambridge University Press 2009); "Hip Hop and Philosophy: Rhyme 2 Reason," coedited with Tommie Shelby (Chicago: Open Court Publishing 2005)
"Adequacy, Inequality, and Cash for Grades," Theory and Research in Education 9 (2011): 209-232; "Slaying the Inequality Villain in School Finance: Is the Right to Education the Silver Bullet?" (with Richard Levy), Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 20 (2011): 351-387; "Educational Inequality and Affirmative Action in Brazil," Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice 22 (2010): 408-415; "Reparations and Racial Inequality," Philosophy Compass 5 (2010): 55-66; "Educational Inequality and the Science of Diversity in Grutter: A Lesson for the Reparations Debate in the Age of Obama," University of Kansas Law Review 57 (2009): 755-793; "Blacks and Rights: A Bittersweet Legacy," Law, Culture, and the Humanities 2 (2006): 420-439; "Unnatural Rights," Canadian Journal of Philosophy 33 (2003): 49-82; "Grounding Rights in Social Practices: A Defence," Res Publica 9 (2003): 1-18
"The As If Challenge to Racial Medicine,” University of Michigan, Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (April 2013); “Colorblind Justice and Desegregation in Post-Racial America,” University of Michigan, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program (April 2013); "Right, Race, and Recognition," Author Meets Critics Session, Eastern Division American Philosophical Association Meeting, Atlanta (December 2012); “How Not to Attack Luck Egalitarianism,” University of Torcuato Di Tella, School of Law, Buenos Aires (December 2012); “Egalitarianism and Perceptions of Injustice” with Nyla Branscombe, invited participant, Rethinking Inequality Workshop, University of Ottawa (November 2012); “The Source and Value of Human Rights,” invited participant, Rights Conference, University of New South Wales (August 2012); “Equality of What? A Conversation between Philosophers and Economists,” invited plenary speaker, World Bank Conference on Equity, World Bank Headquarters, Washington, D.C. (June 2012); "How Not to Attack Luck Egalitarianism,” Columbia University, Philosophy Department (May 2012); “The Experience of Moral Rights,” University of Amsterdam, Philosophy Department (March 2012); keynote address, Governor’s MLK Day Celebration for the State of Kansas, Topeka High School, Topeka (January 2012); “Reparations and Racial Inequality in the U.S.,” University of Hawaii, Manoa, invited plenary, East-West Philosophers’ Conference (May 2011); “Do Lawyers Know Enough? Complex Problems and the Need for Multidisciplinarity,” Shook, Hardy & Bacon, invited luncheon speaker, Kansas City, MO (April 2011); “Educational Inequality and Justice: Law, Philosophy, and Public Policy,” invited speaker, School of the Magistrates of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (March 2011); "Racial Inequalities in Education Post-Brown: A Brief Against Choice-Sensitive Egalitarianism,” Inequalities in the World System International Symposium, São Paulo, Brazil (September 2009).
Political philosophy, race, inequality, social justice.
Ph.D., philosophy, Pittsburgh, 1996; B.A., philosophy, Colgate, 1988.
Visiting Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Virginia, 1994-1995; Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1996-2004; Associate Professor of Philosophy, Texas A&M University, 2005-2007; Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Kansas, 2007-2012; Affiliated Faculty, School of Law, University of Kansas, 2007-2012; Affiliated Faculty, Institute for Policy & Social Research, University of Kansas, 2008-current; Professor of Philosophy, University of Kansas, 2012-present; Professor of Law, University of Kansas, 2013-present; Visiting Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan, Winter 2013.