Simon Cabulea May is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Florida State University where he teaches courses in political philosophy and jurisprudence. His present research concerns conflicts of moral convictions in politics, particularly as they bear on the legitimacy and authority of democratic law, the justifiability of public policies, and norms of public deliberation and political engagement. He holds an M.A. from Rhodes University, South Africa, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He also created the international political philosophy group blog Public Reason in 2007.