Hello! I'm a Mellon Modeling Interdisciplinary Inquiry Postdoctoral Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, in the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities department. I received my PhD in philosophy from the University of Southern California in 2017. My CV is here.
I have a wide variety of interests, including topics in language, mind, action, and ethics, amongst others. But my main interest concerns practical language, experience, and thought. This is the sort of language and thought having a fairly direct connection to action: when someone accepts a practical sentence or otherwise makes a decision about what to do, they typically act accordingly. You can find out more about my work on this and other topics on my research page.
While I enjoy original research, my real passion is teaching philosophy. Being able to teach students how to think well and see the value in exploring philosophical questions and ideas is what I love most. When possible, I explore philosophical questions in an interdisciplinary fashion, looking at the same questions and ideas from the perspective not just of philosophy, but also history, anthropology, sociology, psychology, cognitive science, political theory, and legal studies. You can find out more on my teaching page.
Finally, if you're really here to learn about the beast gnawing on my head, you can find out more about her here.