I’m a PhD candidate in the Joint Program for Ancient Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin. My BA is from the University of Toronto, where I specialized in Philosophy and majored in Classical Civilizations.
I primarily work on ancient Greek philosophy, especially ancient metaphysics and philosophy of language.
My dissertation focuses on the class of entities the Stoics call lekta, and in particular, on the fundamentality and incorporeality of lekta. My project also deals with Stoic concepts and qualities, and has broader implications for the structure and significance of metaphysics in Stoic philosophy.
I’ve also written papers and presented on necessity and predication in the poem of Parmenides, and the role of epistemic states and selections in the Stoic account of the emotions. While my research is on ancient philosophy, I also maintain interests in contemporary metaphysics and philosophy of language.
I was born in Toronto, Canada. I lived there until I moved to Texas to start my PhD in 2014.