I was born and raised in Saint-Denis, France, but over the past 10 years, I lived in Paris, London, Louvain-la-Neuve, Leeds, York and Florence, before ending up in the Bay of San Francisco – which I currently call home.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department of Stanford University, with an affiliation to the McCoy Center for Ethics in Society. Before coming to Stanford, I completed my PhD in Political Philosophy within the School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy at the University of York (UK), and was then a 2014-2015 Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute (Italy).
My interests lie at the intersection of Philosophy and Public Policy. I write on social justice in general, and in particular, on social egalitarianism, inequalities between age groups, and what it means to treat young people as equals.
My Book project (under contract with Oxford University Press) investigates intergenerational inequalities and asks what governments owe to their young citizens. Inequalities between generations crystallize political and economic tensions. I provide a critical framework that serves to distinguish between acceptable and objectionable inequalities. I engage with the normative aspects of youth disadvantage and evaluate suitable policies to alleviate youth unemployment, poverty and exclusion. In particular, I write on the policy proposals of the youth job guarantee, unconditional basic income, and basic capital.
I have written on the distinction between distributive and luck-egalitarian accounts of equality, on the one hand, and relational and social egalitarian frameworks, on the other hand. I am interested in the history, the theory and the practice of equality and will pursue these interests while at Stanford.