I’m a lecturer in Contemporary European philosophy here at Monash. I received my PhD from the New School for Social Research (New York, NY USA), my MA from the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario Canada), and my BA from Concordia University (Montreal, Quebec Canada). Before coming to Monash, I was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Macau. While completing my PhD, I was a teaching fellow at The New School and an adjunct lecturer at CUNY – Brooklyn College.
Beyond Benjamin studies, my research focuses on 19th-20th Century German Philosophy, with a particular interest in critical theory (especially the parameters of failure and achievement for social action) and Neo-Kantian approaches to meaning and value. Currently, I’m working on two book-length projects, one on Walter Benjamin’s notions of experience and critique and the other on the metaphysical and epistemological commitments of ‘immanent critique.’