My research uses tools from cognitive science and philosophy to improve how we reason and communicate. One project explores the folk concept of self, especially the notion of a “true self” and its theoretical and normative implications. A second develops new empirical methods to advance experimental philosophy and other areas of psychological inquiry. And a third aims to improve reasoning, openmindedness, and communication across the aisle via experiments in computer-aided pedagogy, argument visualization, and automated discussion moderation. See my Projects page to learn more, and look under Teaching for some work on reasoning and philosophy pedagogy.
After completing my PhD in Philosophy at Princeton University in 2015, I was a postdoc in the Philosophy Department at Princeton and in the Cohen Lab at Princeton Neuroscience Institute. In 2018, I joined the philosophy faculty at Carnegie Mellon University. My CV is available here. Visit my Lab here.