I am an assistant professor—with a presidential professorship—in the philosophy department at the National University of Singapore. I got my Ph.D. from Rutgers, where I also got an M.S. in mathematics.
My research focuses on non-fundamental phenomena that have objective and subjective characteristics. One project is about centered propositions: their chances, their naturalness, and their relevance for rationality. Another project develops a unified theory of explanation in metaphysics, science, and social philosophy. I also work on quantum field theories, the logic of identity, social metaphysics, and feminist philosophy.
Before philosophy, I worked as a documentary filmmaker in Chicago. These days, in addition to philosophy, I like taking pictures
, watching movies, knitting, reading and writing poems, teaching outside of the academy, and hiking.