I'm Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and core faculty in the PPE Program.

My research primarily concerns issues in social and political philosophy surrounding relationships between the normative and causal properties of institutions. Not coincidentally, I have a strong historical interest in the Scottish Enlightenment. Sometimes I also think about idealization and modeling in the philosophy of science.

Before I came to Carolina, I finished my PhD in the department of philosophy at Brown University in 2020. Before that, I received my MA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and my BA at THE Ohio State University. When I'm not doing philosophy, I enjoy watching sports and walking up hills.

Here's a copy of my CV; My email address is kirun at email dot unc dot edu.