I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Hunter College. I got my PhD in philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center in 2014. I am also a co-organizer of The New York Philosophy of Language Workshop.
I mainly work in the philosophy of language and the history of analytic philosophy. My dissertation was about the nature of linguistic meaning and the foundations of compositional and lexical semantics, and I am currently working on a few papers on those topics.
I am also writing some papers and a book about speech act theory. In the book, I defend a version of intentionalism, which I construe as the view that a communicative illocutionary act (such as an assertion, a question, or a request) has its content and force in virtue of features of the addressee-directed communicative intention with which it is performed.
I am interested in many aspects of the history of analytic philosophy, but a recurring theme is the evolving role played by language in philosophical methodology starting with Frege and Russell and continuing to the present.
I am also interested in contemporary metaphysics and epistemology, the philosophies of mind, psychology, and cognitive science, logic, ethics, and political philosophy.