I'm a postdoctoral fellow in philosophy at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas at UNAM in Mexico City. 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.

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.


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

I will be giving a talk at the 2017 Society for the Metaphysics of Science Conference entitled "The Necessity of Determinism."

I will be giving a talk at the 2018 Eastern APA entitled "What Time Is It in Other Possible Worlds?"

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)


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