I am a 6th-year philosophy PhD candidate with doctoral minors in neuroscience and cognitive science at the University of Arizona. I am preparing to defend my dissertation Robust Normativity in Complexity Science with Sara Aronowitz (co-advisor), Mark Timmons (co-advisor), Jonathan Weinberg, and Allen Buchanan. Afterwards, I’ll start a 3-year postdoctoral research fellowship with Vincent Müller in the Centre for Philosophy & Artificial Intelligence Research (PAIR) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
I specialise in the philosophy of neuroscience and cognitive science, the philosophy of biology, and the neuroscience and psychology of moral and non-moral reasoning. I approach the sciences from a background in metaethics: my research program aims to show that a complicated taxonomy of objective and irreducibly normative standards (e.g., functions, values, reasons) is indispensable to experimental design, statistical analysis, and explanation across the biological, cognitive, and social sciences. My research methodology assumes that philosophy is accountable to experimental design, statistical analysis, and scientific explanation and that taking this responsibility seriously requires philosophers to train, research, and publish as scientists (at least part-time).