I am a Ph.D candidate in philosophy at York University.  I earned an M.A in philosophy from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2014. I earned 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 can 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, epistemic normativity, and digital epistemology. These interests sometimes bleed into metaethics and the philosophy of mind. 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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