I am a PhD Candidate (ABD) in philosophy at the University of Calgary. My dissertation is about pragmatist approaches to intentionality and normativity in nature; that is, it is animated by the question of the place of mind and agency in the natural world. In particular, I focus on pragmatist views of conceptual understanding in the context of its importance to human mindedness in general and as within a broadly post-Kantian tradition. I also work on Hegel and, in general, the connections between German Idealism, pragmatism, and analytic philosophy. My supervisor is Mark Migotti.
I held a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (2015-2018), and from September 2017 to March 2018 was a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Philosophy, working with Robert Brandom.
September 16, 2020 - My paper, "Naturalism Without a Subject: Huw Price's Pragmatism" in Inquiry is now published online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0020174X.2020.1820903
August 25, 2020 - My review of the collection Responses to Naturalism: Critical Perspectives from Idealism and Pragmatism, edited by Paul Giladi, is now published online (pre-print) at International Journal of Philosophical Studies.
May 4, 2020 - I am grateful to have won the UCalgary Philosophy Department's Graduate Essay award! See the link for more information.
December 1, 2019 - Very happy that my paper "What should the idealist critique of naturalism be?" is now available online at Inquiry: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0020174X.2019.1698454.