I'm a lecturer (=assistant professor) at the University of Southampton. I finished my PhD at Rutgers in 2014. Ernest Sosa was my advisor and Ruth Chang, Jonathan Dancy, Alvin Goldman, and Susanna Schellenberg were on my committee; you can see a post-defense picture here, complete with a Skype projection on my face. More detail on my philosophical genealogy can be found over here.
My longest-standing area of specialization is epistemology. I have more recent research interests in the philosophy of practical reason and teaching interests in ethics. After taking a class with Ruth Chang and Derek Parfit in my first year of grad school, my fascination with epistemic normativity became part of a broader fascination with normativity in all domains and domain-transcendent truths about reasons, rationality, and value. And after TA-ing for Jeff McMahan, I discovered how much I like teaching ethics.
I also loved metaphysics and philosophy of science as an undergraduate and taught the former as a graduate student. In many respects, I still think like a metaphysician despite not currently doing much undiluted metaphysics. I am happy, however, that my inquiry is no longer constrained by my past self's suspicion that issues are onlyworth pursuing in proportion to their relative metaphysical fundamentality.
I've taught courses in some other areas as well, including aesthetics, philosophy of mind, and political philosophy.
This website vaguely aesthetically rips off Paul Klee (my favorite visual artist) and the disco era (whose music I occasionally enjoy). Klee was also a lovely writer, and I recommend his diaries. In oblique honor of disco and direct honor of David Bowie (my favorite musical artist), I recommend this.