I'm an assistant professor at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, having previously worked at Durham and Leeds.
I'm interested in some bleak themes (vulnerability, oppression, corruption) and some brighter ones (beauty, virtue, forms of religious life) and others in between. At the moment, I'm thinking most about epistemic virtue and vice in education and political life, forms of ethical and spiritual exemplarity in ancient Indian and Chinese philosophy, and the philosophical significance of illness.
Other interests include vices and misanthropy and topics in animal ethics, the philosophy of science, philosophy of religion and the spiritual life, and themes in 18th - early 20th Austro-German philosophy.
I'm also active in efforts to improve the intellectual and demographic diversity of philosophy and contribute to The Philosopher's Cocoon and The Deviant Philosopher.