Starting in the fall, I will be an Illinois Distinguished Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

I work primarily in metaphysics (my interests lie in ontology), though I do a fair amount of work in the philosophy of religion and have interests in applied ethics, metaethics, the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of science.

Right now, issues in fundamentality (grounding and truthmaking) and mereology occupy most of my time.

Here is my CV.


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A Grounding Solution to the Grounding Problem, Philosophical Studies 172/8 (2015): 2193-2214.

Against Divine Truthmaker Simplicity, Faith and Philosophy 31/4 (2014): 460-474.

The World and Truth About What is Not, The Philosophical Quarterly 64 (2014): 82-98.