about me

I am Associate Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Providence College. My research interests include the philosophy of punishment (esp. capital punishment and punishment and race), Kant’s practical philosophy, and Levinas. I am currently wrapping up a book informatively titled Against Capital Punishment. 

I have also taught at Harvard (in the College Writing Program), Cornell (as a Postdoctoral Associate in the Program on Ethics & Public Life, Sage School of Philosophy), and the Auburn (NY) Correctional Facility.

You can find me on PhilPapers and Academia.edu. Email me at byost1 symbol providence dot edu.