I am an assistant professor in the department of Philosophy and Politics at the University of Idaho. From 2015-2017 I was the Post-doctoral Research Fellow on the project on Humility and Conviction in Public Life at the Humanities Institute at the University of Connecticut. I spent the 2014-2015 academic year in the philosophy department at Northwestern University as a pre-doctoral fellow in their Mellon Sawyer Seminar entitled Theoretical Issues in Social Epistemology. I earned my PhD from the philosophy department at the University of Connecticut in April 2015. I was also a member of UConn's Expression, Communication, and the Origins of Meaning (ECOM) research group.
My research focuses on the effects of social position and power on testimonial knowledge transmission and on conversation. This project aims to correct a glaring flaw in previous accounts, namely, that such accounts rely upon unreasonable idealizations of the social situation at hand. In my dissertation, I offer a new account according to which a speaker’s ability to testify depends on what changes she can make in the perceptions of her hearers. In current work, I'm interested in epistemic labor, disagreement, and epistemic and communicative injustice.
In January 2021, I'll be visiting the Philosophy Department at the University of Calgary as the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Social Epistemology.
I recently edited a volume with contributions from some very impressive philosophers (and me) entitled Voicing Dissent: the Ethics and Epistemology of Making Disagreement Public. The book was published by Routledge. A review of the volume can be found here.