I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Union College. For 2023, I will be a Visiting Fellow in Philosophy at Yale University. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at UBC. I have taught also at Barnard College of Columbia University and the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. I completed my PhD in Philosophy at UCLA.
My research is in Metaphysics, Aesthetics, and Philosophy of Language. I write primarily about abstract artifacts. These are abstract objects that people create: e.g., novels, symphonies, corporations, languages, words, and fictional characters. Abstract artifacts have ramifications for questions in metaphysics pertaining to causation, vague existence, vague identity, change, time, and creation.
My teaching interests are diverse. I have taught courses in Environmental Ethics, Biomedical Ethics, Philosophy of Race and Gender, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Sports and Games, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy and Film, Time Travel, and Introduction to Philosophy.
Department of Philosophy
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