Hi, I'm Julia. I'm an Assistant Professor of Philosophy Instruction at Hope College. Previously, I had appointments at the University of Calgary as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow and at the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor (limited term). I received my PhD from the University of Toronto in 2020 and also hold an MA in philosophy from Northern Illinois University (2013) and an AB in philosophy from Princeton University (2010). 

I specialize in epistemology, and also have interests in ethics and philosophy of religion. Most of my research focuses on trying to understand the nature of our obligations and responsibilities as epistemic agents: people who form beliefs and care about reasoning well and believing what is true. Check out my research page for more information about my past and present projects. 

In my spare time I like to jog, bake sourdough bread, and spend time with my husband, kids, and dog exploring Holland and the surrounding area.