Areas of Expertise
Marxism, Anarchism, Socialism, Political Theory, and Critical Realism.
University of Central Florida: Bachelor of Arts, Political Science - International Studies
University of Central Florida: Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy
University of North Florida: Candidate for Masters of Arts, Philosophy
UCF Presidents Honor Roll
Fall 2008 through Fall 2012
Honors in the Major Thesis: A Marxian Concept of Human Nature in Defense of Alienation: A Revolutionary Exegesis of a Revolutionary Philosophy
Participated and ranked highly in several on campus, and regional Ethics Bowls.
Students for a Democratic Society
PhiSci (Philosophical Society) at UCF
Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) at UCF
Food not Bombs Orlando
Deep Green Resistance
Golden Key Society
Publications & Presentations
"A Critique of Sean Sayers' Marxian Theory of Human Nature" in Science and Society, Vol 78, no 2. April, 2014.
"The Normative Force Behind Marx's Theory of Alienation" in Critique: A Journal of Socialist Theory (Forthcoming)
Liberalism: A Counter-History. Domenico Losurdo, Translated by Gregory Elliott, Marx and Philosophy Review of Books
Dialectics of Human Nature in Marx's Philosophy. Mehmet Tabak, Marx and Philosophy Review of Books January 2013.
Reification: A New Look at an Old Idea. Axel Honneth, Studies in Social and Political Thought, Vol 21, Summer 2013.
Philosophy for Militants. Alain Badiou, Science and Society, Vol 77, No 1. January, 2014.
Creating Capabilities: The Human Development Approach. Martha Nussbaum, Journal of Critical Realism, Forthcoming.
Non Academic Publications:
“Unsustainable Sustainability” in Sounds of a Democratic Society, 20 (02/2012)
“Mayday or May Day?” in Sounds of a Democratic Society, 23 (05/2012)
“Marx’s View of Human Nature” http://socialistworker.org/2012/10/09/marxs-view-of-human-nature (10/09/12)
"Marx's Human Nature: Distinguishing Essence from Essentialism", in With Sober Senses, Marxist Humanist Initiative. 3/1/2013
Panel Discussion on Capitalism, Politics and the Natural World, University of Central Florida
February 23, 2012
“Good Sense, Common Sense, and Establishing the General Will in Praxis: Reflections on Gramsci and Rousseau,” UCF, (04/2012)
Marx After the Crisis
UNF Philosophy Club, October, 05, 2012
“The Normative Force Behind Marx’s Theory of Alienation.” Third Annual UGA-Graduate Philosophy Student Conference. University of Georgia, March 22, 2013.
“The Normative Force Behind Marx’s Theory of Alienation.” Society of Women's Advancement in Philosophy's Annual Conference. Florida State University, March 29, 2013.
“The Normative Force Behind Marx’s Theory of Alienation.” Florida Philosophical Association 59th Annual Conference. Stetson University, November 16, 2013.
Co-Organizer (with The Economic Society) for the presentation The Failure of Capitalist Production, by Andrew Kliman. University of North Florida, April 12th 2013.
Chair, Taylor Cyr’s “Divine Sovereignty and Divine Commands.” 16th Annual Northeast Florida Student Philosophy Conference, University of North Florida, March 2nd 2013.
Panel Discussion on Capitalism, Politics and the Natural World
February 23, 2012
Coordinator for Student Labor Action Project (SLAP) at UCF
Golden Key Society Member 2008-2010
University of Central Florida Ethics Bowl, 2009 & 2010
Placement: 3 out of 10
South East Regional Ethics Bowl, 2009
Placement: 4 out of 25
National Ethics Bowls, 2009