Curriculum Vitae

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Areas of Specialization

Ethics, Moral Psychology

Areas of Competence

Meta-Ethics, Political Philosophy, Cognitive Science


Employment

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Department of Philosophy, July 2018 -

Postdoctoral Fellow-in-Residence, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, 2017-2018

Education

Ph.D in Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2011-2017

Dissertation: Joint Practical Deliberation

Committee: Kieran Setiya (chair), Stephen Darwall, Sally Haslanger, Julia Markovits, Bradford Skow

B.A. in Cognitive Science, summa cum laude, Yale University, 2006-2011


Published Articles

“Moral Psychology as Accountability” (with Stephen Darwall)

In Moral Psychology and Human Agency: Philosophical Essays on the Science of Ethics, edited by Justin D’Arms and Daniel Jacobson, pp. 40-83. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2014.

“The Addict in Us All” (with Richard Holton)

Frontiers in Psychiatry, 5(139): pp. 1-20. 2014.

“No Sign of Quitting: Incidental Exposure to ‘No Smoking’ Signs Ironically Boosts Cigarette-Approach Tendencies in Smokers” (with Brian Earp, Jennifer Harris, Joshua Ackerman, & John Bargh)

Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43(10): pp. 2158-2162. 2013.


Book Reviews

Review of Reasoning: A Social Picture, by Anthony Simon Laden (Oxford University Press, 2012)

Philosophical Review, 125(3): pp. 435-439. 2016.


Writing for a Public Audience

“People are dying because we misunderstand how those with addiction think”

Vox.com, 2018

https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2018/3/5/17080470/addiction-opioids-moral-blame-choices-medication-crutches-philosophy

 

“Can I make the world a better place?”

Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Blog, ‘For the Record,’ 2017

https://ethics.harvard.edu/record-december-12-2017


Awards

Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2016-2017

Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, 2016-2017 (declined)

Arthur Twining Hadley Prize, Yale University, 2011

Yale Philosophy Review Essay Prize, 1st Place, 2010

Hart Lyman Prize, Yale University, 2009

Psi Chi (International Honor Society of Psychology), Yale University Chapter, 2009

Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University Chapter, 2008


Presentations

Comments on Michael Bukoski, “Two Arguments from Akrasia to Internalism about Practical Deliberation” (January 2017)

American Philosophical Association Eastern Division Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland

“Assertion as a Proposal in Joint Doxastic Deliberation” (March 2016)

Penn-Rutgers-Princeton Social Epistemology Workshop, Rutgers University

“Homunculi Without the Fallacy” (January 2016)

Me, the Self, and I Graduate Conference, University of Milan, Italy

“Demystifying Uncaused Causes” (January 2016)

Agency, Causality, and Free Will Conference, Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb, Croatia

“Standing to Demand” (November 2015)

Northern Graduate Philosophy Conference, Northern Illinois University

“Self-Regulation: A Recipe Book” (June 2015, with and presented by Tamar Szabó Gendler)

Society for Philosophy and Psychology Conference, Duke University

“Inquiring Together” (June 2013)

Bled Social Epistemology Conference, Bled, Slovenia

Comments on Rae Langton, “Moral Realism and the Plasticity of Mind” (January 2013)

MITing of the Minds Conference, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Teaching

Primary Instructor

Ethics in Your Life, Spring 2015 (with Sally Haslanger and Patricia Weinmann)

 

Teaching Assistant

Problems in Philosophy (Caspar Hare), Fall 2014

Moral Psychology (Declan Smithies), Spring 2014

Justice (Lucas Stanczyk), Spring 2013

Logic I (Anthony Hatzimoysis), Fall 2012


Service

Referee for Erkenntnis, European Journal of Philosophy, Journal of the APA, and Philosophical Studies

New England Public Philosophers Workshop on Writing Public Philosophy, Co-organizer (with Lawrence Blum), 2017

MIT Ethics Reading Group, Co-organizer, 2013-2015

MATTI Graduate Student Workshop, Organizer, 2013-2014

MIT Philosophy Colloquia, Co-organizer, 2012-2013

Harvard-MIT Graduate Philosophy Conference, Co-organizer, 2012