I am an assistant professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley. Broadly speaking, my work is concerned with the ways that different kinds of epistemic virtues enable, constitute, and (perhaps) interfere with ethical virtues. I'm particularly interested in the significance of emotionally-charged imagination and understanding, and in the gap between intellectually comprehending and knowing something “in one’s heart." My work in these areas draws inspiration from the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century.
Before coming to Berkeley, I received degrees in philosophy from Harvard (PhD, '18), Oxford (BPhil, '09) and Middlebury College (BA, '07). I was an assistant professor of philosophy at Tulane University from 2018 to 2020. Links to my publications, a more detailed description of my research interests, and selected syllabi are available above.