I am a Ph.D candidate in philosophy at York University in Toronto.  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.


I mostly conduct research on self-knowledge. In particular, I think and write about whether, when, how, and to what extent we human beings possess 'privileged' knowledge of our own mental states. I also think and write about the roles such knowledge might play in cognition, and about the implications some accounts of privileged self-knowledge might have for (1) the rationality of treating others as authorities about their own minds, and (2) the ontological independence of our mental states from our higher-order beliefs about them.

I also have wider interests in epistemology.  These include interests in various kinds of epistemological skepticism, social epistemology, epistemic normativity (especially as it relates to other kinds of normativity), and digital epistemology.

Please see my CV if you are interested in learning more about my academic background. Please see my contact information if you are interested in getting in touch with me!

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