AOS: Kant, epistemology 

AOC: Feminist theory, post-Kantian German Idealism, aesthetics



University of Oxford (All Souls College)- DPhil in Philosophy

2019 - 2023

Thesis: The Totality of the Thinkable (on Kant and epistemology)

Supervised by Professors Adrian Moore and Anil Gomes

University of Oxford (All Souls College and Balliol College) - BPhil in Philosophy (Master’s degree)

2017 – 2019 | Distinction

Thesis: Kant’s Critical Theology

Supervised by Professors Ralph Walker and Adrian Moore

Stanford University - B.A., Major: Philosophy, Minor: Computer Science

Graduated 2015 | Distinction

Thesis: Human Foundations of Rational Knowledge (on Kant, Husserl, and philosophy of math)

Supervised by Professors Allen Wood and Lanier Anderson


Other academic affiliations:

Princeton University - Visiting Student Research Collaborator and Visiting Fellow at the Princeton Project in Philosophy & Religion (Fall 2022)

LMU Munich - Exchange Scholar (2016/2017)

University of Oxford (Balliol College) - Philosophical Theology program (2015/2016)


Major Awards:

Gilbert Ryle Prize, 2019

For best overall performance in BPhil in Philosophy at Oxford

Fellow (by Examination) at All Souls College, effective 2018

Seven years of full combined doctoral and post-doctoral funding

Rhodes Scholarship, 2015-2017

Marshall Scholarship, 2015 (declined) 

David M. Kennedy thesis award, 2015

Awarded for best undergraduate Humanities thesis at Stanford

Other Awards:

Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics, 2020

Prize for best graduate essay in practical ethics

Balliol Maximilianeum Exchange Scholar at LMU Munich, 2016-2017

Full funding of tuition and room and board for one year

Pat Suppes Award for Excellence in Philosophy, 2015

Stanford University philosophy department award

Dean’s Award for Academic Achievement, 2014

Awarded annually to top ten Stanford undergraduates

Phi Beta Kappa, 2014

History of Political Thought award, 2013

Stanford political science department award for work on Machiavelli and Constant



Academic publications:

“Kant’s Critical Theory of the Best Possible World”, Kantian Review (2020)

Argues that in the Critical Period Kant continues to endorse the view that God creates the best possible world; presents an interpretation of what Kant thinks it is for a world to be best-possible according to which best possible worlds are infinite in value

Work and publications intended for both philosophical and non-philosophical audiences:

"Can it be Wrong for Victims to Report Crimes?", online essay at the Uehiro Centre's "Practical Ethics: Ethics in the News", (2020)

Argues that victims of crimes sometimes ought not report those crimes if they are privileged victims living in conditions of structural injustice. Uses the notion of strict liability to explain why, in conditions of structural injustice, the privileged should assume additional burdens. Awarded the Oxford Uehiro Prize in Practical Ethics.

“Against Interpretability: a Critical Examination of the Interpretability Problem in Machine Learning”, Philosophy & Technology (2019)

Presents skeptical considerations regarding the existence and significance of an ‘interpretability problem’ within machine learning.

Selected philosophical writing for popular audiences: 

"Neither/Nor", The Cambridge Humanities Review (forthcoming; title provisional)

Kant's and Sontag's aesthetics meet Rich's feminist theorizing in a review of Elif Batuman's latest novel, Either/Or

"Just Enough: A Conventional Conversation", The Oxonian Review (2020)

Review of Just Us, a collection of anti-racist essays by Claudia Rankine

"Dream House as Politics, Dream House as Art", The Oxonian Review (2020)

Uses the notion of hermeneutical injustice as a lens through which to examine Carmen Maria Machado's In the Dream House 

“Can AI Dream of a Better World?”, The Oxonian Review (2020)

Review of Brian Cantwell Smith’s Heideggarian take on the philosophy of artificial intelligence in The Promise of Artificial Intelligence: Reckoning and Judgment 

“The Inconsolability of Philosophy”, The Oxonian Review (2019)

Reconsideration of Adorno’s Minima Moralia on its sixtieth anniversary



"Infinite properties and moral metaphysics", Notre Dame conference on Kant's Moral Vision as Affirmative Religion, Spring 2023

"Transcendental Self-Deception", Oxford Philosophy of Mind Seminar, Fall 2023


"Kant's Moral Solution to the Infinite Properties Problem", Kant Graduate Student Forum at Harvard, December 2022

"The Skeptic's Revenge: Reading theology as psuedo-transcendental philosophy", Princeton Project in Philosophy & Religion, December 2022

"Rational theology as ‘pseudo-transcendental philosophy’: a new reading of the Transcendental Ideal", Midwest North American Kant Society conference, Fall 2022 (Markus Herz prize nominee)

"The problem with idealised reasoners” at Oxford Epistemology Group, Spring 2022

“Baumgarten’s and Kant’s views on the divine mind” at workshop at Trinity College (Oxford), Fall 2021

“Kant’s moral justification for belief in an ens realissimumat Oxford/Princeton/Maison Française graduate conference, Summer 2021

“A Kantian problem for modal rationalism” at Oxford Philosophy of Mind Work-in Progress Group, Spring 2021

“Was Kant a Spinozist?” at the Cambridge Loxbridge Kant workshop, Spring 2020

“Kant’s critical theory of the best possible world” at the Thirteenth International Kant Congress, Oslo, Summer 2019



On Patrick Kain's "The Development of Kant's Conception of Divine Freedom", Eastern APA meeting in Montreal, January 2023


Conference and related organising:

Conference co-organiser: Anglo-Franco-American Graduate Workshop in Early Modern Philosophy

Co-organized with Mogens Læerke and Dmitri Levitin

Summer 2021

Workshop series co-organiser: The Loxbridge Kant Series

Co-organised with Christopher Benzenberg and Nicholas Currie

Fall 2019 — Spring 2020

Conference co-organiser: Pluralising Philosophy: Learning from the Case of Chinese Thought

Co-organised with Lea Cantor, Sihao Chew and Chong-Ming Lim

Spring 2019

Co-convenor, department reading group in intersectional feminism

Fall 2018/Winter 2019

Co-convenor, department reading group in philosophy of mind and perception

Fall 2017

Diversity work:


Mentor, People for Womxn in Philosophy (PWIP)/Oxford mentoring scheme

2019 – present

All Souls College Women’s Open Evening and Black and Minority Ethnic Open Evenings

2019 – present

Equality and Diversity Representative - University of Oxford

2018 – 2019


Teaching experience:

Kant’s Aesthetics (Spring 2022)

Designed from scratch and taught a lecture series on Kant’s aesthetics. Fundamental topics such as Kant's theories of beauty and sublimity taught with attention to the political implications of Kantian aesthetics. Explored connections between the third Critique and early post-Kantian theoretical philosophy. This represents a new offering within Oxford’s philosophy faculty

Feminist Theory (Fall 2021)

Independent tutorial instructor in feminist philosophy, teaching on topics including intersectional and global feminisms, standpoint epistemology, and feminist perspectives on capitalism and work. At Oxford, tutorials are the primary site of undergraduate instruction. Responsibilities include planning and delivering eight one-hour teaching sessions and marking written student work

Philosophy of Kant (Spring 2020)

Independent tutorial instructor on Kant’s first Critique. Responsibilities include planning and delivering eight one-hour teaching sessions and marking written student work


Training and professional development:

Advanced Teaching and Learning Course (2021-2022)

Seminar on teaching and learning that leads to credential of Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, as part of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). Credential received in Spring 2022