CV, Condensed

This covers mostly some post-PhD research highlights. Full CV available upon request.
Updated December 2018

Research interests

Ethics, Social Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Epistemology


Wissenshaftlicher Mitarbeiter, 2017 – Present
University of Duisburg-Essen


Ph.D. Philosophy - University of Southern California, August 2017
B.A. Philosophy, History - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, June 2008



‘ * ’ =df ‘refereed’


  • 10*  ‘Resisting Reductive Realism.’ Provisionally forthcoming, Oxford Studies in Metaethics Vol. 15

  • 09*  ‘The Sense of Incredibility in Ethics.’ Philosophical Studies 176 (1): 93-115, 2019

  • 08*  ‘Epistemic Modesty in Ethics.’ Philosophical Studies 175 (7): 1577-1596, 2018

  • 07*  ‘How to Pull a Metaphysical Rabbit Out of an End-Relational Semantic Hat.’ Res Philosophica, 91(4): 589-607, 2014 

critical notices, discussions, and surveys

  • 06*  ‘Moral Realism, Speech Act Diversity, and Expressivism.’ The Philosophical Quarterly 69 (274): 166-174, 2019

  • 05   ‘Reductivism, Nonreductivism, and Incredulity about Streumer’s Error Theory.’ Analysis Reviews 78(4): 766–776, 2018

  • 04   ‘Conceptual Analysis in Metaethics.’ With Stephen Finlay, Routledge Handbook of Metaethics 536-551, 2018.

  • 03*  ‘Non-Analytical Naturalism and the Nature of Normative Thought: A Reply to Parfit.’ Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 9(1): 1-6, 2015.

book reviews

  • 02  “Double Review” of On What Matters Volume Three by Derek Parfit and Does Anything Really Matter? Parfit on Objectivity ed. Peter Singer. Ethics 128: 496–505, 2018.

  • 01  Speech and Morality: On the Metaethical Implications of Speaking by Terence Cuneo. Journal of Moral Philosophy, 14(6): 781-784, 2017.


Honors & awards

  • Certificate of International Teaching Competence, 2017-18

Philosophical Perspectives on Gender and Race was chosen to be a part of a Duisburg-Essen program recognizing student commitment to international and intercultural studies.


Talks, 2018

‘^’ =df ‘invited’, otherwise refereed

Are There Normative Concepts?
^Metaethics Workshop- Frankfurt School of Finance, November  

Resisting Reductive Realism
Madison Metaethics Workshop - U. Wisconsin, Madison, September 
^Theoretical Philosophy Higher Seminar - Uppsala U., September
^Colloquium - U. Groningen, September

Contextualism about ‘Woman’
Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress - U. Colorado, Boulder, August
Human Kinds Workshop - KU Leuven, May
^Social Kinds Conference - Inst. Adv. Study, Essen, February

The World is Not Enough
1st Wuhan-Essen Metaethics Workshop - U. Duisburg-Essen, July
Metaethics Conference - Frankfurt School of Finance, June
Future of Normativity Conference - Kent University, June