Starting June 2015, I'll be joining the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics as a Research Fellow in Applied Philosophy. I'm currently a member of Northwestern University's Philosophy Department, where I'm serving as a postdoctoral researcher for their Mellon Sawyer Seminar entitled Theoretical Issues in Social Epistemology. Before coming to NU, I was a member of the Philosophy Department at the University of Colorado - Boulder, where I served as an Instructor and as the Faculty Teaching Mentor for the Graduate Instructors. I earned my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. My dissertation, which I wrote 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 effects of employing economic models in collective action problems like climate change, the impact of social structures on biological notions such as race, and the ethical considerations surrounding how race is used in science and society.