a Ph.D. candidate in the philosophy department at the University of Texas at Austin. My dissertation, which I defended in November 2014, is on theories of non-literal speech in Indian and analytic philosophy. Before coming to Austin, I earned my master's degree in philosophy at the University of Missouri - St. Louis.

In my research, I employ historical philosophy in the service of philosophy as a whole. My work illuminates contemporary questions in light of past thought and informs our reading of the past with current conceptual frameworks. Insofar as my research concerns the communicative process, I contribute to the literature on pragmatic theory. Where I use my Sanskrit training to engage with and translate texts otherwise inaccessible to English speakers, I contribute to research on the classical Indian philosophical tradition.

Whether in the context of a ninth-century Indian debate about interpretation of non-literal speech or a contemporary dispute over models of testimonial transmission, my research aims to answer long-standing questions concerning the nature of human linguistic agency using careful historical and philosophical analysis.

On this website you can find more details about my research, links to some of my published work, as well as syllabi for the courses I'm teaching. Please get in touch if you would like more information. 

I also facilitate the Virtual Sanskrit Reading Group, which is a listserv for Sanskrit scholars through which they can form reading groups with others online.

Spring 2015:
Completing revisions on my English translation of the Abhidhāvṛttamātṛkā.

May 2015:
Presenting "Indication as Verbal Postulation" as part of a panel I am co-chairing with Elisa Freschi at the ATINER 
Annual International Conference on Philosophy.

Fall 2015:
I will be joining the faculty of Yale-NUS College in Singapore as Assistant Professor of Philosophy.