I'm a postdoctoral fellow in philosophy at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas at UNAM in Mexico City. I've worked primarily in metaphysics and the philosophy of science, with some logic and philosophy of physics thrown in too. In particular, I've focused on understanding necessity in terms of explanation. A more detailed research statement can be found here.

Before coming to UNAM, I was a postdoc at UNC–Chapel Hill. Before that, I was a PhD student at NYU, where my advisor was Kit Fine. And before that, 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.

Published research

The Difference between Epistemic and Metaphysical Necessity, forthcoming in Synthese. (abstract)

Being Someone Else, forthcoming in a volume on transformative experience, edited by Enoch Lambert and John Schwenkler, to appear with Oxford University Press. (abstract)

Essentialist Explanation (2017), Philosophical Studies 174: 2871–2889. (abstract)

Laws and the Completeness of the Fundamental (2016), in Reality Making, ed. Mark Jago, 11–37. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (abstract)


I'll be giving a talk at Simon Fraser University in April at a conference on the Principle of Sufficient Reason.


Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, UNAM
Circuito Mario de la Cueva
Ciudad Universitaria
04510 CDMX
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