I am a Ph.D student in philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. I have an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Sheffield, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Florida State University. During the 2017-2018 academic year, I will be a Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I have been awarded a Diversity Pre-Doctoral Fellowship.
My dissertation, which belongs to standpoint epistemology, explores how race and gender influence what we are in a position to know and in a position to share with others. Part of my project involves unpacking the basic commitments of standpoint epistemology, as well as examining the apparent tension between this school of thought and traditional epistemology.
I've written and presented on a range of topics, including: the metaphysical status of fictional objects; the ontological commitments of speech referencing fictional objects; the epistemic consequences of top-down influences on perception; and the argument from disagreement.
I have also written several podcasts and an opinion piece meant for a wider audience.