I'm a postdoctoral fellow in philosophy at UNC–Chapel Hill. I work on a range of issues in metaphysics and the philosophy of science, and I also have research interests in logic and the philosophy of physics.

I received my PhD from NYU in 2015. My advisor was Kit Fine, and the other members of my committee were Ted Sider and Michael Strevens. Before coming to NYU, I studied math and philosophy at Yale and Oxford and taught math at Oundle School.

When I'm not doing philosophy, I like to play guitar.


My paper "Essentialist Explanation" is now forthcoming in Philosophical Studies.

I will be presenting my paper "Being Someone Else" at the Midsummer Philosophy Workshop at the University of Leeds.

I will be giving a talk at the 2018 Eastern APA at a symposium on time and modality parallels.

Published research

Essentialist Explanation, forthcoming in Philosophical Studies. (abstract)

Laws and the Completeness of the Fundamental, in Reality Making, ed. Mark Jago. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. (abstract)


Department of Philosophy, CB# 3125, Caldwell Hall
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill NC 27599, USA