I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. I work primarily in philosophy of cognitive science and phenomenology, with a focus on theories of embodied cognition. More specifically, I am interested in phenomenological accounts of consciousness, particularly the embodied account articulated by Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and their application in contemporary cognitive science. This involves research into the role that body, as agentive and affective, plays in subjectivity, the relationship between subjectivity and cognition, the evolution of cognition and consciousness, and the social foundations of subjectivity.  A selection of my research can be viewed here.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

I received my Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 2009, and my Master of Arts in 2010 from the University of Western Ontario.  More information about my education and teaching experience can be found here.