I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Alfred University. I have previous teaching experience at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Baruch College, and the University of Glasgow. In 2022 I attained a Ph.D. in Philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center, having previously received an MSc (Postgraduate) in Philosophy, and an MA (Undergraduate) in Philosophy & Politics, from the University of Glasgow.
My primary research focus during my Ph.D. was the ethics of humor – questions like ‘Is it possible for a joke to be morally bad, or are instances of humor intrinsically morally neutral, because they are not serious?’ and ‘When, and for what reasons, can one be justified in attributing bigotry to a speaker, based on the humor they share and enjoy?’ In my ongoing research, I continue to focus on under-analyzed aspects of entertainment, as well as the ethics of speech.
My non-academic interests include British sitcoms from the 2000s, soccer, pro wrestling, and chess. I also like American sports, for which my enthusiasm greatly outstrips my understanding.