I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, and I direct the Computational Social Philosophy Lab with Patrick Grim. For the Spring 2018 quarter, I’ll be a Fellow of the Dartmouth Institute for Cross Disciplinary Engagement.
My research is at the intersections of epistemology, ethics, and social philosophy. My work is motivated primarily by two questions: (1) how and why epistemic norms apply to us, and (2) how epistemic norms for groups differ from norms for individuals. I investigate both questions using traditional philosophical methods as well as via agent-based computer simulations. I also use agent-based computer simulations to investigate questions more squarely in political philosophy, social epistemology, and philosophy of science.
Before coming to Penn, I did a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Michigan.