I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Royal Holloway University of London. My research focuses on metaphysics and epistemology in early modern, Kantian, and post-Kantian philosophy. My first book, Facticity and the Fate of Reason After Kant, is now under contract with Oxford University Press. I've begun work on my second book, which will provide a history of the origin, transformation, and continuing relevance of the concept of nihilism.
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 was 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. I am a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Association.
Previously, I was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at McGill University (2016-2018) hosted by Philip Buckley, a Lecturer 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.