Pond at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden, Vancouver, BC (photo by Alex King)


Below is an abridged CV. A pdf of the full version is available here.

Employment

2020 - present
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Simon Fraser University

2014 - 2020
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
University at Buffalo, SUNY

June - Dec 2015
Research Associate, School of Philosophy
The Australian National University

Education

2014 - Ph.D. in Philosophy, Brown University
Supervisor: Jamie Dreier

2007 - B.A. in Philosophy with Honors, Minor in Mathematics
University of Chicago

Books

What We Ought and What We Can, 2019

Art and Philosophy, co-edited with Christy Mag Uidhir (under contract with Oxford University Press, est. 2021)

Selected Papers

(Official versions linked here. See abstracts and pre-prints under Research.)

"Matilal's Metaethics" (co-authored with Nicolas Bommarito), in Comparative Metaethics: Neglected Perspectives on the Foundations of Morality, Routledge, 2019

"The Culpable Inability Problem for Synchronic and Diachronic 'Ought Implies Can'", Journal of Moral Philosophy, 2019

"The Amoralist and the Anaesthetic", Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, 2018

"'Ought Implies Can': Not So Pragmatic After All", Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 2018

"The Virtue of Subtlety and the Vice of a Heavy Hand", The British Journal of Aesthetics, 2017

"Actions That We Ought, But Can't", Ratio, 2014

Courses Taught

Undergraduate courses:

- Introduction to Ethics
- Writing Philosophy
- Contemporary Normative Ethics
- Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art
- Metaethics

Graduate seminars:

- 'Ought' Implies 'Can'
- Practical Reason
- Expressivism (co-taught with David Braun)
- Aesthetic Judgment, Reasons, and Rules