My name is David Colaço.

My last name also appears as Colaco (without the cedilla).

I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Tulane University.

In 2019, I completed my PhD at the University of Pittsburgh in the department of History and Philosophy of Science. I also completed the Graduate Training Program offered by the Center for Neural Basis of Cognition.

My research is on the epistemology of scientific practice. My principal focus is on how researchers determine and characterize the targets of their scientific investigations: so-called scientific phenomena. I also have a growing interest in the ethics of the experimental research that is used to determine these targets.

I am also the co-creator and former host of Let's go the Archives, a series on pieces in the Archives of Scientific Philosophy at Pitt's Hillman Library. The series can be found here on the Center for Philosophy of Science YouTube Page.