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I am on the Philosophy Faculty at University of Tennessee. I was previously the Andrew Fraser Junior Research Fellow at St. John's College, Oxford University. My doctorate is from Rutgers University.

My doctoral research received Rutgers University's Distinguished Scholarly Achievement Award, which is the university's highest student prize. I later received the UK's Royal Institute of Philosophy's Essay Prize, Canada's Killam Fellowship (declined), and an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Fellowship. In 2022 I received the Chancellor's Notable Woman Award from the University of Tennessee.

I am an associate editor at Law & Philosophy. My Erdos-Bacon number is 9.
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I specialise in epistemology and meta-philosophy. My research areas include the nature of understanding and explanation, virtue epistemology, epistemic value, social epistemology, legal epistemology, and applied epistemology.

My recent projects concern evidence law, epistemology of rape, and the ethics of belief. I am increasingly interested in the epistemic power of attention and doubt.

I also have interests in philosophy of science, statistical inference, social philosophy, and the philosophy of love, sex, and sex work.

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Overviews: See the research page for (i.) my CV (ii.) A bullet-point guide to all my essays and (iii.) Cheat sheets for some recent essays.


If you are a grad student or within four years of receiving a PhD, and work on these kinds of topics, I particularly encourage you to email me if you want to talk through your ideas.