Welcome!

I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Future Mind and Department of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University. I recently completed a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin.

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 am also interested in issues at the intersection of ethics and technology, including whether we should design artificial intelligence with emotional capacities, and the value of virtual friendships.

I 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.