I'm a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Princeton University. My primary research interests are in ethics and aesthetics. During the 2015-2016 academic year, I'll be a visiting lecturer at the Department of Philosophy at UCLA.
Each one of us has a set of significant relationships with particular individuals: persons with whom we share friendships or romantic partnerships; long-term projects to which we are devoted; communities to which we belong; ideals to which subscribe; artworks we love; and places we treasure. What's more, these relationships are personal; we each have such relationships with different sets of individuals. The central theme of my research is the nature and significance of these relationships in a number of ethical domains—including the moral, the aesthetic, and the social and political.
More details on my research are available here. My dissertation advisors are Alexander Nehamas and Michael Smith.
I entered the graduate program at Princeton in the fall of 2008; prior to that I received a B.A. in philosophy from Duke University.