Starting in the fall of 2012, I am taking up a 3-Year Young Scholar Instructorship in the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado - Boulder . I earned my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in Philosophy. My dissertation, which was written under the supervision of Elliott Sober (Chair), Dan Hausman, Michael Titelbaum, and Peter Vranas, was on the topic of group rationality.
I am mainly interested in the problems that social phenomena cause for scientists and philosophers. For example, I am interested in the relationship between group rationality and individual rationality, the epistemic significance of disagreement, the difficulties for testing hypotheses in the social sciences, the impact of social structures on biological notions such as race, and the ethical considerations surrounding how race is used in science and society.
In the summer of 2011, I held a visiting fellowship at Northeastern University's Ethics Institute, to work on the ethical implications of Forensic DNA Ancestry Profiling. And before heading to Madison, I completed a MA in Philosophy from Virginia Tech, where I also received a graduate certification in Science and Technology Studies.