My research is focused on investigating the nature of normativity. In other words, I'm interested in what we ought to do and why. For instance, where do moral demands come from? What about practical reasons, more generally? What is the source of other norms, like requirements of epistemic rationality, and why do they have authority over us?

I am currently an Assistant Professor & Faculty Fellow at New York University's Center for Bioethics

I completed my PhD in Philosophy at NYU in 2018. As a doctoral student, I spent fall 2016 as a visitor at the École Normale Supérieure and the affiliated Institut Jean Nicod in Paris. Before coming to NYU, I earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale.

I live in Astoria, Queens; the photo of the Manhattan skyline over the East River was taken from Astoria Park on the first day of New York City's official "reopening."


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