I was born in Canada, but my family and roots are spread across the British Commonwealth, in South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the UK. My work reflects this history, focusing on legacies of colonialism in the invention of modernity. My research explores the relationships between Enlightenment philosophy and contemporary decolonial projects, with an emphasis on constructions of gender, sexuality, domestic labor, and the family. I am committed to approaching philosophical questions from below, in non-ideal circumstances like disasters, decolonial struggles, and discriminatory law. These questions are built into the classes I teach at Manhattan College.