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About Me

I am a Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Fellow in the philosophy department at the University of Alberta. Previously, I was a visiting assistant professor in the philosophy department at Denison University, and I completed a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2022.


I specialize in metaphysics and the philosophy of religion, but I also have interests in ethics and Asian philosophy (especially classical Indian philosophy). 


My work in metaphysics focuses on material objects, especially their identity over time. I am currently finishing a monograph which defends the neglected view that material objects usually survive changes from one sort to another, and I have begun to apply my work on material objects to personal identity and personal ontology. 


In the philosophy of religion, I am especially interested in the problem of evil and in metaphysical questions about religious doctrines and ideas, such as divine providence, divine personhood, and resurrection. Most recently, I have begun a research project on the metaphysics of rebirth (reincarnation). 


While many philosophers are cat lovers, I am instead a hippo enthusiast.  

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