I'm a fifth year PhD candidate in the philosophy department at the University of Michigan. My research is in ethics, philosophy of action, and aesthetics. I'm advised by Sarah Buss.
Here is my CV.
My research considers what it means for agency to be unified, both at a time and over time. I am interested in how we ought to understand integrity—a concept central to so much of ethics and agency—given that even the most put together of us experience disunity and incoherence in our commitments, desires, and self-conceptions. I am currently working on a project that considers whether having integrity requires that we be prepared to die for what we believe in, and a project about why agents often desire a "fresh start" or "clean state" after a period of depression or personal turmoil.
Many of my side projects are in the philosophy of art. I majored in architecture in college and I've never been able to shake off my love for the arts. I'm especially interested in the social dimensions of art and the high/low art distinction. (I'm an ardent proponent of the lowbrow!)
During the 2020-2021 year, I was Co-Director of Minorities and Philosophy International, where I began organizing in 2019.
Before coming to Michigan, I received my BA in philosophy and architecture from Wellesley College and studied philosophy and art history at the University of Oxford. I was born and raised in Vancouver, BC.
I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. I use she/her/hers pronouns.