Associate Professor

Additional Title

Advisor for Law, Ethics and Society Minor

Research Interests
  • Political and Legal Philosophy
  • Online Harassment and Free Speech
  • Refugee Law and Our Duties to Refugees
  • The Right to Food and Food Security
  • Global Justice, Human Rights, International Law
  • Climate Change Justice
  • Zen Buddhist Philosophy
  • Compassion
  • Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Toronto
  • J.D., University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Areas of Expertise
  • Political and Legal Philosophy
  • Global Justice and Human Rights
  • Kant’s Legal and Political Philosophy
  • International Law, Especially Refugee Law, International Human Rights Law, and International Legal Theory
Recent Publications

“Food Security as a Human Rights Issue.” In Christopher Bosso (ed.) Feeding Cities: Improving Local Food Access, Security and Sovereignty. (Routledge, 2017).

“A Defense of the Human Right to Adequate Food.” Res Publica (2016).

“Is Coercion Necessary for Law? The Role of Coercion in International and Domestic Law.” Washington University Jurisprudence Review (2015).

Book Review: “Allen Buchanan: The Heart of Human Rights.” Philosophy in Review (2015).

“What Is Required to Institutionalize Kant’s Cosmopolitan Ideal?” Journal of International Political Theory (2014).

“Meaning and Melancholia in Beckett’s ‘Endgame.’” Journal of Social and Political Thought (2003).

“Grounding a Cause of Action for Torture in Transnational Law.” In Craig
 Scott (ed.) Torture as Tort: Comparative Perspectives on the Development of Transnational Human Rights Litigation (2001).

Jennifer Llewellyn & Sandra Raponi, “The Protection of Human Rights Through International Criminal Law: A Conversation with Madam Justice Louise Arbour, Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda.” University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review (1999).

Honors and Awards
  • Early Career Paper Prize for “A Defense of the Human Right to Adequate Food.” International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, American Section, 2015.