My research addresses the following issues:
︎How creatures like us go around confronting the world and adjusting our minds to it.
︎How we use linguistic tools to induce those adjustments in others.
︎The normative significance thereof.
I completed my PhD at the University of Texas at Austin under the supervision of Josh Dever and Mark Sainsbury. My dissertation is about linguistic interventions in rational decision making. I consider how we are rationally able to adjust our behavior in light of others telling us what to do, and what sorts of normative demands this makes on us as participants in a linguistic practice.
In May of 2022 I took up a 3-year Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the University of Sheffield. My project is about comparative attitudes and rational learning. This fall (2023) I’m a visiting researcher at the Center for Philosophy of Science in Pittsburgh.
Outside of philosophy, I have been involved in various music projects in New York City and Austin, Texas. Some of my own recordings are sometimes used as background music on the NPR show Invisibilia.