In Fall 2024, I will become a Postdoctoral Associate in Ethics of Technology at the Humanities Research Center at Rice University. Previously, I was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for the Future Mind at Florida Atlantic University. I completed my PhD in Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin in Spring 2022

One major area of my research investigates emotions. I argue that emotions give us reasons for actions and evaluative judgments. This informs how we ought (not) to manage emotions — our own and those of other people. 

I also work on issues at the intersection of ethics, epistemology, and technology: Should we design artificial intelligence with emotional capacities? How we should use emotion recognition technology? How do video games and social media affect our moral and epistemic character?

I also write philosophy for a general audience on popular culture, which is philosophically rich in its own right and offers an exciting way to convey the importance of philosophy to the public.

My teaching emphasizes the ubiquity of philosophical skills and ideas in everyday life.