I am an Assistant Professor (=UK Lecturer) in Philosophy at Royal Holloway University of London. My research focuses on metaphysics and epistemology in early modern, Kantian, and post-Kantian philosophy. I am particularly interested in transcendental idealism and its relation to skepticism, the limitations of transcendental deduction, the systematic and historical connection between transcendental logic and facticity, and the pressure that nihilism exerts on concepts of freedom, value, and mortality.
I am a member of Royal Holloway's Centre for Continental Philosophy. With Andrew Cooper, I direct the London Post-Kantian Seminar, an AHRC-funded workshop series showcasing new work in post-Kantian thought across universities in London. In 2021, I will be a Fellow in the Panentheism and Religious Life Project directed by Yitzhak Melamed and Clare Carlisle. In 2019, I was an Alexander von Humboldt Alumni Fellow at the University of Tübingen hosted by Ulrich Schlösser and an Experienced Research Fellow at the Forschungskolleg Analytic German Idealism at the University of Leipzig hosted by James Conant.
Previously, I was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at McGill University (2016-2018) hosted by Philip Buckley, a Lecturer (=UK Teaching Fellow) at the University of Toronto Scarborough (2015-16), and an Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bonn (2013-15) hosted by Markus Gabriel. I completed my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Toronto in 2013 under the supervision of Paul Franks, my MA in Philosophy at Queen's University in 2007 under the supervision of David Bakhurst, and my Honours BA in Philosophy and History at the University of Toronto in 2004.