- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Ethics and Public Policy; Political Theory; American Politics; Law
Recognizing Inequalities in Public Policies
In this project, I’d help my mentee identify laws that affect different demographics unequally, articulate why these inequalities affect important philosophical issues like political obligation, and come up with some potential policy solutions to the problems that they identify. Several scholars in a variety of disciplines have researched this topic. I like this project for a high school student because it provides an opportunity for a student to really dig into a specific policy of their choosing and have a unique project. Example policies include the sales tax, paid family leave mandates for small businesses, and occupational licensing laws.