I’m a Postgraduate Research Associate in Philosophy and the Collaborative Program in Classical Philosophy at Princeton University. I did my PhD at Princeton as well. My primary supervisor was Hendrik Lorenz; other members of my committee include Alexander Nehamas of the Philosophy department, Melissa Lane of the Politics Department and Rachel Barney from the University of Toronto. My dissertation investigates ancient views on the place of the virtues in the happy human life. More specifically, it reconstructs a 5th century (BCE) debate about the contribution justice makes to happiness and then uses this debate to offer a new interpretation of Plato’s views on justice in the Republic. I am also interested in the sophists, certain issues in Platonic metaphysics and ancient theories of argumentation!
Outside of my work in ancient philosophy, I work on ethics and moral philosophy. I am particularly interested in examining the place morality occupies in the happy life. You can find a course I have designed about this question on the teaching page.
I was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. Before coming to Princeton, I completed an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and an MA in Political Theory at the University of Toronto.