I am the Deputy Director of the Institute of Philosophy at the University of London. We aim to promote and facilitate high quality research in philosophy, making it available to the widest possible audience both inside and outside the UK's academic community. We are based in the Senate House in Bloomsbury, which inspired Orwell's description of the Ministry of Truth in Nineteen Eighty-Four.
I received my PhD from the University of Cambridge (King's College). The main area of my research is epistemology, especially social epistemology. My work centers on 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 What's the Point of Knowledge? I also work in cognitive science, ethics, and the philosophy of language.
Before moving to London, I was a Bader Postdoctoral Fellow at Queen's University (2016-17) and Postdoctoral Researcher and Project Manager for the $4.5 million Varieties of Understanding project at Fordham University in New York City (2013-16) . In 2015, I was also one of four Young Philosophers selected to give talks at De Pauw University.
I am also passionate about teaching. Currently, I am a Tutorial Fellow at the New College of the Humanities, where I teach Ethics, Epistemology, and Philosophy of Science. You can find my students’ evaluations here.
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Robin McKenna and I are organizing a conference in London on Political Epistemology.
- MANCEPT, Manchester, Sept 11-13, 2017.
- New Trends in Epistemology, Hamburg, Oct 5-7, 2017.
- DHEPCAT Conference, Delft University, Dec 2017.
- American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Jan 2018.
- American Philosophical Association, Central Division, Feb 2018.