I am a lecturer in the philosophy department at the University of Toronto.
My area of specialization is epistemology. My research is centered on the nature of epistemic normativity, and I’m particularly interested in how we ought to self-regulate our attitudes when we are in situations that might be thought to undermine their epistemic standing, such as situations involving disagreement or the acquisition of higher order evidence.
I received my PhD from the University of Toronto in 2020. In my dissertation, I argue for unacknowledged permissivism, the view that a single body of evidence sometimes rationalizes incompatible doxastic attitudes -- such as belief and suspension of judgment -- toward a proposition but that a subject can never rationally believe that she is in such a case.
I have also written on the evolutionary function of human reason, and how recent research in psychology bears on contextualism about knowledge attributions.
Before arriving in Toronto, I completed an MA in philosophy at Northern Illinois University (2013), and an AB in philosophy at Princeton University (2010).
In my spare time I like to bake sourdough bread.