About Me

I have a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Connecticut (UConn), I defended in May 2017. I am currently teaching social ethics and human rights courses at UConn. My research focuses on the intersection between philosophy of language and linguistics, and in particular, on the relationship between work in the philosophy of language and semantics as it fits into the generative linguistics framework. I also spend a lot of time worrying about philosophical methodology and explanation and how they bear on the relationship between philosophy and the sciences, and on philosophical theorizing in general.

When I'm not doing philosophy, I spend my time looking for pickup basketball games or working on music. Lately, I've been hooked on jazz history and have been trying to approximate something like competence on jazz guitar. (Some of my compositions can be found on the 'Music' page of this site - a small collection of guitar solos and duets.)