Research

My research is primarily within traditional epistemology with departures into social epistemology. Some projects I'm lately interested in are [1] developing an anti-skeptical account of epistemic circularity, [2] defending evidentialism against new pragmatism, [3] creating a holistic account of evidence, [4] identifying when it's acceptable to discount testimony, [5] credentialism & conservatism in epistemology. 

Image is "Creation" by Donald Jackson from a 2015 rare books exhibition I co-curated on illuminated manuscripts.

RECENT & UPCOMING TALKS

“Epistemic Circularity: Juggling Bullets”

  • 2021 | The Varieties of Anti-Skepticism, From Past to Present | Pamplona, Spain

  • 2021 | Goethe Epistemology Meeting (GEM) Conference | Frankfurt, Germany

  • 2016 | Invited Presentation, Pepperdine University | Malibu, CA

“Epistemology & Ethics”

  • 2021 | Invited Presentation, American Association of University Women | Boulder, CO

“Doxastic Constraints on Posthumous Harm”

  • 2019 | Departmental Conference, CU Boulder | Boulder, CO

“Effective Altruism”

  • 2019 | AmeriCorps End-of-Service Conference | Starksboro, VT

“PC Religiosity: Can't Agree to Disagree”

  • 2016 | SCP Pacific Regional Conference | San Diego, CA

“Epistemic Circularity”

  • 2015 | Pepperdine Research and Scholarly Achievement Symposium | Malibu, CA

“Art Appreciation: A Defense of Cognitivism”

  • 2014 | Southern California Philosophy Conference | San Diego, CA

“Epistemic Authority”

  • 2014 | Pepperdine Research and Scholarly Achievement Symposium | Malibu, CA


RESEARCH ASSISTANCE

RA (sexual consent) to David Boonin, CU Boulder​

RA (epistemology) to Matthias Steup, CU Boulder

RA (moral psychology) to Iskra Fileva, CU Boulder 

RA (epistemology) to Matthias Steup, CU Boulder

RA (moral psychology) to Iskra Fileva, CU Boulder 

RA (Holocaust studies) to Kobi Kabalek | Strochlitz Institute for Holocaust Research (Haifa, Israel) | Project (1) figurative testimony; project (2) cannibalism in camps

RA (Great Books) to Jane Kelly Rodeheffer, Pepperdine University | Project (1) Aeschylus' The Oresteia; project (2) Zen Buddhism

Library Ambassador, Payson Library​, Pepperdine University | Provide digital research assistance to faculty and students

SU2020

SU2020

SP2020

FA2019

FA2019

SP2017

SU2016

FA2012-

SP2015

GRANT-FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS & OTHER

SU2015

SU2015

SU2014

SP 2014

FA2014

SU2013

Mapping Holocaust Escape Routes, Yad Vashem World Holocaust Center (Jerusalem)

Rare Books Intern, Special Collections & University Archives, Pepperdine University Curate public exhibition on illuminated manuscripts

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Grant, advised by Garrett Pendergraft, Pepperdine University | For research on epistemic circularity

Academic Year Undergraduate Research Initiative (AYURI) Grant, advised by Garrett Pendergraft, Pepperdine University | For research on epistemic circularity

Midrash and the Ethics of Holocaust Representation, advised by Monica Osborne, Pepperdine University

Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Grant, advised by Tomas Bogardus, Pepperdine University | For research on epistemic authority