Compass is a workshop for undergraduates from historically underrepresented groups in philosophy. Ten to twelve undergraduates from all around Texas come to Austin for a weekend to participate each year. The workshop consists of discussion sections led by a graduate student on readings in feminist philosophy.

I organized the workshops listed below.

COMPASS 2022: Feminist Philosophy of Language

  • Langton, R. (1993). Speech Acts and Unspeakable Acts. Philosophy & Public Affairs, 22(4), 293–330.

  • Kukla, R. (2014). Performative Force, Convention, and Discursive Injustice. Hypatia, 29(2), 440–457.

  • Maitra, I. (2012). Subordinating Speech. In Speech and Harm. Oxford University Press.

  • Hom, C. (2008). The Semantics of Racial Epithets. The Journal of Philosophy, 105(8), 416–440.

  • Saul, J. (2018). Dogwhistles, Political Manipulation, and Philosophy of Language. In New Work on Speech Acts. Oxford University Press.

COMPASS 2021: Ethics and Aesthetics

  • Archer, A., & Ware, L. (2018). Beyond the Call of Beauty: Everyday Aesthetic Demands Under Patriarchy. The Monist, 101(1), 114–127.

  • Bacharach, S. (2018). Finding Your Voice in the Streets: Street Art and Epistemic Injustice. The Monist, 101(1), 31–43.

  • Devereaux, M. (1998). Beauty and evil: The case of Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph of the Will. In J. Levinson (Ed.), Aesthetics and Ethics: Essays at the Intersection (pp. 227–256). Cambridge University Press.

  • Goerger, M. (2017). Value, violence, and the ethics of gaming. Ethics and Information Technology, 19(2), 95–105.

  • Neill, A., & Ridley, A. (2010). Religious Music for Godless Ears. Mind, 119(476), 999–1023.

  • Rudinow, J. (1994). Race, Ethnicity, Expressive Authenticity: Can White People Sing the Blues? The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 52, 127.


I lead the meditation and philosophy group at the University of Texas at Austin, which was founded by Kimberly Dill. The aim of the group is to practice and learn meditation together. We start each semester with a few sessions of guided meditation practices in the Vipassana tradition but everyone is encouraged to follow whatever practice is beneficial to them. We conclude each session by sharing tea and reflecting on our experience.