PhD, Philosophy, University of California, Riverside (2021)
MA, Philosophy, Georgia State University (2013)
BA, Liberal Arts, The New School (2010)
My main area of research is Phenomenology, in particular Merleau-Ponty’s work on perception. In general, my overarching research project involves arguing that Merleau-Ponty’s accounts of illusion, hallucination, and perspectival variation — phenomena that have historically inspired philosophers to adopt indirect or even skeptical views of perception — actually support a realist interpretation of his theory of perception. I have found that this view also has interesting and perhaps unexpected consequences for contemporary theorists, particularly for feminist standpoint epistemology. I have strong secondary research interests in Feminist Philosophy, and I am eager to bring ideas from the phenomenological tradition to bear on contemporary debates in that subfield.
“Merleau-Ponty and the Perceptual Basis for Standpoint Theory,” forthcoming in Horizons of Phenomenology, part of Springer’s Contributions to Phenomenology series.
- "Merleau-Ponty on Hallucination and Skepticism," American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, April 2021.
- "Merleau-Ponty on Perspective," Invited Colloquium, University of Redlands, November 2019.
- "Can a Phenomenologist be a Realist?" American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, April 2019.
- "Merleau-Ponty on Sexuality and Objectification," The Inhuman Gaze Conference, June 2018.
- "Merleau-Ponty and the Perceptual Basis for Standpoint Theory," Horizons of Phenomenology, April 2018.
- "Beyond Spatial Orientation: Merleau-Ponty's Account of Perspective," American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, March 2018.
- "The Phenomenological Point of View: A Merleau-Pontyan Perspective," Philosophy Days, August 2017.
- "Merleau-Ponty on Perceptual Error," Invited Colloquium, Loyola Marymount University, November 2015.
- "The Problem of Perception and Everyday Illusion in Merleau-Ponty's Phenomenology of Perception," American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, April 2015.
- "Illusion and World-Responsiveness: Merleau-Ponty's Account of Perceptual Error," University of Copenhagen Summer School in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, August 2014.
- PHI172 Intro Philosophy of Love & Sex
- PHI271 Feminist Philosophy