I am a Visiting Assistant Professor in the department of philosophy at Binghamton University (SUNY). I previously held an EU mobility research fellowship at the University of Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic and a Junior Research Fellowship at St Hilda's College, University of Oxford. My main interests lie at the intersections of epistemology, ethics, and philosophy of mind. Historical interests include Kant, Wittgenstein, Ryle, and Murdoch.
I've written on the idea that, when it comes to certain topics, it is important to rely on yourself rather than deferring to others. For example, when it comes to moral matters and when it comes to your own mind there is something odd or objectionable about taking another at her word, even if she is in a good position to know. While I was in Bohemia I wrote about first-person authority, which is the idea that when you talk about your own mind there is a presumption that what you say is true, i.e. others have reason to take you at your word. Recently I've started writing about cynicism. In a central class of cases, this involves a failure to listen to others when they speak their minds, especially about their intentions and motives. This is part of why we consider it a bad thing, when we do.
So ignoring advice is a recurring theme. I won't speculate why, though they don't tell you to write what you don't know.
I received my BA in philosophy from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine and my PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. My dissertation was titled "Four Essays on Self-Knowledge" because that's what it was. My supervisors were John McDowell and Kieran Setiya.