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Tutorial Fellow, Brasenose College
Associate Professor, Faculty of Philosophy


Ph.D. Princeton University
B.A. Claremont McKenna College

Academic Background and Previous Positions

I earned my Ph.D. in 2016 in the Classical Philosophy Program of the Department of Philosophy at Princeton University. I also held a one-year appointment as Postdoctoral Research Associate at the same institution (2016-2017). At the end of my graduate career, I took up temporary teaching positions at the University of Pennsylvania (2015) and the College of New Jersey (2015-2016). In 2009, I received my B.A. in Philosophy and Government from Claremont McKenna College.

Undergraduate Teaching Areas

For Mods students, I give tutorials on Plato, Euthryphro and Meno, and Lucretius, De Rerum Natura IV.

For a wider group of students, I give tutorials on Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics (Greek and translation); Plato, Republic (Greek and translation); Plato, Theaetetus and Sophist; Latin Philosophy; and Ethics.

Graduate Teaching Areas

I welcome the prospect of working with graduate students on all aspects of ancient philosophy, especially Plato and the Stoics.

In MT 18 I will be leading a graduate seminar in the philosophy faculty on the Stoic theory of emotions.

Research Interests

  • Epistemology and moral psychology in late Plato
  • Stoic epistemology, metaphysics, and moral psychology
  • Epicurean epistemology
  • Moral psychology and education in Aristotle


“What Do Our Impressions Say? The Stoic Theory of Perceptual Content and Belief Formation”, forthcoming in Apeiron

“Creating a Mind Fit for Truth: the Stoic Account of the Kataleptic Impression”, forthcoming in Ancient Philosophy


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