My current research focus is fiction, such as how fictional objects are created and what it means to say they don't exist. I am also interested in many other intersections of representation and metaphysics, such as the nature of mental representation, analysis of intensional/intentional operators, and the metaphysics of languages and other social institutions. My broader interests include much of philosophy of language, metaphysics, philosophy of art, philosophy of mind, philosophical logic, meta-ethics, and Philosophers such as Hume, Frege, Russell, and Wittgenstein.

My research concerns intersections of metaphysics and representation, and especially puzzles relating to fiction.

PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara, Philosophy, 2012
MA, University of California, Santa Barbara, Philosophy, 2007
BA, Michigan State University , Philosophy, 2003