Associate Professor of Philosophy

University of Reading


I'm very happy that I've been awarded a Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers working with Julia Zakkou at the Freie Universität in Berlin, summer 2021 to summer 2023.

I presented "Nobody Would Really Talk That Way!" to the Experimental Study of Meaning lab at U Penn on June 19.

I presented "A Corpus Study of 'Know'" at the Corpus Fortnight with my co-authors J.D. Porter and Kathryn Francis. There's a video recording of the talk with slides on the corpus fortnight website.

This summer I'll be running a UROP (Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program) on the theme of "New Methods in Online Experimental Philosophy of Language".

Zed Adams and I have a paper forthcoming in Shifting Concepts: The Philosophy and Psychology of Conceptual Variability (Åsa Wikforss and Teresa Marques, eds.), "The Myth of the Common Sense Conception of Color"

I have been awarded a University Research Fellowship from the University of Reading for 2019-2020.

Kathryn Francis, Phil Beaman, and I have a paper online and open access in Ergo: "Stakes, Scales, and Skepticism"

"A Corpus Study of 'Know': On the Verification of Philosophers' Frequency Claims about Language" has been published open access in Episteme.

"Metalinguistic Proposals" has been published in Inquiry.

I talk about experimental philosophy of language in the new "Into the Coast" series of philosophy videos.