I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow with the University of Warsaw working on the philosophical issues related to unimodal and multimodal perceptual objects. I received my PhD in philosophy from the University of Utah in the Spring of 2023 and work primarily in the Philosophy of Perception, Action, and Cognitive Science. My research includes work on creative automaticity, perceptual expertise, and the aesthetics of both technology and dance. In my off time, I love adventuring outdoors: skiing in between trees, climbing up big rocks, and backpacking through the wilderness.
My Research (in a nutshell)
Most of my work centers around understanding the relationship between automaticity and conscious thought in skilled action and expertise. My main inspiration comes from a fascination with Flow States. I believe that the metaphysics and aesthetics of what we colloquially call 'effortless action' are windows into a collectively loved (though enigmatic) feature of the human experience. It is my goal to bring both academic and pedagogical attention to the phenomenon of flow in my research and teaching, respectively.