I'm an epistemologist and PhD candidate in philosophy at Rutgers University (2016–present). As of January 2021, I will be a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Glasgow with the COGITO Epistemology Research Centre.
My research focuses on cases of valuable ignorance. Sometimes you're better off not knowing—even from a strictly epistemic point of view. In particular, I argue (1) that certain beliefs are epistemically damaging to one's own belief system even when correct and knowable, and (2) that it is often better to delay epistemic gratification by continuing inquiry in order to know or understand more fully in the future than to knowledgeably close inquiry now. In work on assertion, I study what good things can possibly happen when speakers assert things that they don't know or that their audiences can't come to know.