Hello! I am a Bader Postdoctoral Fellow at Queen's University

I grew up in Toronto, received my PhD at the University of Cambridge (King's College), and from 2013-2016 I was a postdoc on the Varieties of Understanding project at Fordham University in New York City. Thankfully, I have three passports. 

Epistemology (esp. social epistemology) is the main area of my research, but I also work in ethics, cognitive science, and the philosophy of language. I am especially interested in the value of knowledge and how epistemic language (e.g., 'knows', 'understands', 'rational') contributes to human cooperation, survival, and flourishing. Currently, I am writing a book on this topic titled Knowledge Matters: A Function First Epistemology

Photo by Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa

Photo by Jonathan Jenkins Ichikawa

Beyond research, I am also passionate about teaching. Please find past students’ evaluations here.

In 2015, I was also one of four Young Philosophers selected to give talks at De Pauw University.

UPCOMING TALKS
- Canadian Philosophical Association, May 28-31, 2017.
- Bled Philosophical Conference on Epistemic Virtues and Epistemic Skills, June 5-9, 2017. 
- European Congress for Analytic Philosophy, Munich, Aug 21-26, 2017. 
- New Trends in Epistemology, Hamburg, Oct 5-7, 2017. 
- American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Jan 2018.