CV

AOS: Kant, Post-Kantian European Philosophy, Philosophy of Race 

AOC: Africana Philosophies, Jewish Philosophy, 17th-18th C. Philosophy


Education

 

2017 - Present. University of Toronto

PhD Candidate. 

Thesis: Kant on Personhood 

Committee: Nicholas Stang (chair), Sergio Tenenbaum, Owen Ware


2023. University of Groningen 

Visiting PhD

 Supervisor: Pauline Kleingeld


2013-2015. University of Edinburgh

MSc. Mind, Language, and Embodied Cognition, with Distinctions

Thesis: 'On Knowing It's Just for Fun: Extending the Minimal Theory of Mind to Social Play'

Supervisor:  Suilin Lavelle

 

2009-2013. University of Toronto 

B.A. with honours  


Awards & Recognition 

 

2023-2024 Doctoral Fellow, Center for Ethics

2022 Canadian Philosophical Association Graduate Merit Award

2019-2020.     The Hain Ontario Graduate Scholarship.         

2018-2021.     Granovsky-Gluskin Graduate Scholarship      

2017.             Balzan Graduate Fellow

 


Publications 

2022.  'The Gallows Alien: Extending the Concept 'Person' to Non-Human Organisms. Dialogue. 61(1): 431-450


Conference Presentations


Forthcoming 2024. Kant's Passive Persons. Kant Congress, University of Bonn

2024. Kant's Aesthetics of Race. Ethics at Noon, Center for Ethics, University of Toronto

2023. Kant and Race: reassessing Kant's moral philosophy in light of his racism. Center for Ethics, University of Toronto ​

2022. Extending the concept person to non-humans. CPA Annual Meeting. Online. 

2020. Kant and a schematism for the concept <Person>. Continental Philosophy Group Talk. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

2018. Motivations for positing the other in Fichte and Sartre. The Annual Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy Conference. Mount Royal University

2018. Shame, objectification, self-evaluation. The (In)Human Gaze. University of Dublin, Paris, France

2014. Can a minimal theory of mind help explain targeted behaviour in preverbal infants? IV Research Workshop on Philosophy of Biology and Cognitive  Sciences. University of Granada

2014. Against McDowell's heterodox reading of Hegel's dialectics of desire and recognition. Phil. Fest, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. 


2018. Comments on Janette Dinishak's 'Autism, Aspect-perception, and Neurodiversity'. Graduate Research Conference. University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

2014. Comments on James Tartagalia's 'Rorty's Ambivalent Relation with Kant'. Oxford-Keele- St. Andrew's Kant  Fest.Keele University, Keele, UK.

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Other Academic Positions 

 

2019. Research Assistant to Owen Ware. Department of Philosophy. University of Toronto

2018. Research Assistant to Michael Morgan. Department of Philosophy. University of Toronto

2010-2013. Research Assistant to Lorne Tepperman. Department of Sociology, University of Toronto. 

Academic Service 

2022.   Judge, Ontario High School Ethics Bowl

2021. Conference Organizer. Schwartz-Reisman Graduate Student Conference in Jewish Studies.   

2020. Reviewer. Dialogical: Philosophy for Youth

2019. Tutorial Leader. UTM Summer Philosophy Workshop for high-school students. University of Toronto at Mississauga, Toronto, ON2015.

2014. Organizing committee. iCog: perspectives on learning conference. University of Edinburgh.