I am currently an adjunct professor of philosophy at York University, where I received my Ph.D in philosophy in 2021. Prior to my time at York, I received an M.A in philosophy from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2014, and a B.A with joint honours in philosophy and peace and conflict studies from the University of Waterloo in 2013.


My primary research program has two branches. First, it investigates whether, when, how, and to what extent we human beings have self-knowledge of our current mental states. Second, it investigates the cognitive functions and value of such knowledge.

I also have wider interests in various kinds of epistemological skepticism, social epistemology, digital epistemology, and epistemic normativity. These interests sometimes bleed into the philosophy of mind and metaethics. You can learn more about my research here.

Currently, I am excited about teaching a range of subjects in philosophy, not all of which are directly tied to my research. You can learn more about my teaching interests here.

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