I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the Dimensions of Wellbeing Project at the University of Glasgow with the COGITO Epistemology Research Centre. I finished my Ph.D. in philosophy at Rutgers University in 2021 under the direction of Ernie Sosa,
My research focuses on cases of valuable ignorance and epistemic wellbeing. 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.
My research program is founded on the view that virtue in epistemology can be manifest in either dominant (knowledgeable) or recessive (ignorant) ways. The honest know when to lie. The brave know when to run away. The epistemically virtuous know when to remain ignorant.
Beyond epistemology, I have research interests in the philosophy of wellbeing, ethics, the philosophy of language, the philosophy of religion and early modern philosophy. I graduated with distinction from the University of Oxford with an MPhil in philosophical theology (2014) and from Westmont College with a BA in philosophy (2012).