I’m a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Philosophy of Religion at Princeton University, where I work in the Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion (PPPR). My principal research focus is the philosophy of Immanuel Kant’s and the German Idealism period, as well as ethics and religion broadly construed.
My dissertation, “Evolving the Highest Good: A Study of a Kantian Ideal,” investigated the intersection of Kant’s natural philosophy, metaphysics, and ethics. I’m indebted to the generosity of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Dissertation Fellowship for their support, as well as the Johns Hopkins Department of Philosophy for the Sachs Fellowship and the Arthur O. Lovejoy Fellowship for the completion of my dissertation.
Prior to my Ph.D., I worked at the Phenomenology Section of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg’s Psychiatric Clinic led by Thomas Fuchs and taught business English to employees of BASf in Ludwigshafen, Germany. I completed my M.A. in philosophy at Heidelberg’s Philosophisches Seminar under the supervision of Anton Friedrich Koch. Philosophy gripped me when I read Plato for the first time in the Musselman Library at Gettysburg College where I earned my B.A.