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.