My research stands at the intersection of philosophy and cognitive science and focuses primarily on meta-theoretic issues, especially the importance of pragmatic conceptions of truth for the cognitive domain. I engage heavily with the work of the British-American Pragmatist, FCS Schiller (d. 1937).
I am a Twin Cities native, born and raised in the Longfellow neighborhood of South Minneapolis, MN. I completed my BA at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, where I lived for close to ten years, majoring in Philosophy and minoring in Arabic Language (2014-2017). I have also lived in the Middle East and have conducted on-site pilot research on the topic of Arabic Language Ideology in Rabat, Morocco (summer, 2016).
After graduation, I returned to my home state of Minnesota and successfully completed my MA in Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, working for the university as a full-time employee while carrying a full graduate course load (2019-2021). My thesis work focused on the metaphysics of project management, a synopsis of which was published as a journal article in 2022.
In June of 2021, I transferred to the Graduate Program in Cognitive Science (GPCS), and am currently ABD working on my dissertation, entitled "The Nature of Human Truths—The Pragmatism of FCS Schiller and Cognitive Science," which I intend to defend in the spring of 2024.
I also enjoy Minnesota soccer (Go Loons!), Minnesota women's hockey (Go Whitecaps!), playing my Yamaha acoustic guitar (in black), taking nature photos (like the one to the right), and collecting the work of the classical pragmatist philosopher, FCS Schiller (1864-1937), several volumes of which I intend to re-publish as updated editions.
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