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Areas of Specialization: Philosophy of Mind and Language; Pragmatism (Classical & Contemporary); German Idealism (esp. Kant & Hegel).
Areas of Competence: Epistemology; Philosophy of Science; History of Philosophy (esp. Early Modern, 19th and early 20th Century European, 20th Century Analytic).

Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Calgary; 2014 – 2019 (Expected)
Dissertation: Pragmatism and the Scientific Image of Mind and World (tentative title)
Committee: Mark Migotti (Supervisor), Jeremy Fantl, David Liebesman

Visiting Scholar, University of Pittsburgh Department of Philosophy; Fall 2017
(Host: Robert Brandom)

M.A. in Philosophy, Dalhousie University; 2009 – 2010
(Thesis: A Mitigated Pessimism: Rorty and the Possibilities of Philosophy)

B.A. (Honours, First Class) in Philosophy, University of Calgary; 2005 – 2009

Book Reviews
1.    (forthcoming) Review of John Turri and Peter D. Klein, eds., Ad Infinitum: New Essays on Epistemological Infinitism, in Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review.
2.    (2015) Review of Huw Price et al., Expressivism, Pragmatism and Representationalism, in Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review 54 (3): 573-576.


1.    “A Problem for Huw Price’s Pragmatism”, Canadian Philosophical Association, Toronto, Canada. May 2017.
2.    “Hegelian Lessons for Liberal Naturalism”; Idealism and the Metaphilosophy of Mind conference, London, UK.                    September 2016.
3.    “Pragmatism and Objectivity in C.I. Lewis”; Canadian Philosophical Association, Calgary, Canada. May 2016.
4.    “Defending the Armchair Without Intuitions”; Canadian Philosophical Association, Ottawa, Canada. June 2015.

1.     “Grammar, Hinges, and Mythology: ‘Non-Empirical’ Propositions in Wittgenstein”; Dalhousie University Philosophy Colloquium, Halifax, Canada. August 2010.


SSHRC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement ($6,000)
UCalgary Graduate Students’ Association Academic Project Support Grant ($750)
University of Calgary Department of Philosophy Scholarships ($4,000)
University of Calgary Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Award ($1,000)
SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship ($105,000)
Queen Elizabeth II Doctoral Scholarship, University of Calgary ($10,000)

Instructor, University of Calgary
Philosophy and Psychology (philosophy of mind survey)
Summer 2017

Teaching Assistant, University of Calgary
Mind, Matter, and God (first-year intro to metaphysics & epistemology) x 2
Fall 2014 and Winter 2015; duties included teaching and grading.

Teaching Assistant, Dalhousie University
Introduction to Philosophy
Fall 2009 to Winter 2010 (two semester course); duties included office hours and grading.

Manuscript Referee
Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review
University of Calgary Philosophy Graduate Student Conference 2017

Graduate Student Service
University of Calgary Philosophy Graduate Students’ Association:
Secretary & Graduate Colloquium Director (May 2016 – April 2017).

Canadian Philosophical Association, American Philosophical Association, Charles Sanders Peirce Society.

Contributor to the group philosophy blog A Philosopher’s Take, (2015-present)