I am currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy at California State University, Northridge, where I work primarily in phenomenology and Continental philosophy, especially at their intersections with the human sciences. I teach broadly in the history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of race.
Before coming to Northridge, I received my PhD in Philosophy from The New School for Social Research in New York City. My dissertation explored problems in the philosophy of perception by focusing on the relationship between early Romantic philosophy (especially J.G. Herder) and 20th-century phenomenology (Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty). I received an MA in Theoretical Linguistics from University College London in 2005 and maintain an active researchinterest in the history and philosophy of linguistics, especially in 18th-century German thought.
Outside of my academic life, I enjoy road trips, Civil War history, bar trivia, and punk rock. I live in Franklin Hills, in Los Angeles.