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My main research is on experiences of absence. I am interested in the general mechanisms of absence experiences in perception and cognition, the phenomenological forms these experiences take, and their expression in culture and art. 

I'm a research associate at the University of Amsterdam. Before Amsterdam, I was a lecturer at the University of Bristol, and before that, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Australian National University. 


In my spare time, I like to blog about absences, take pictures of absences, and paint. 


2008 - 2012

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

PhD in Philosophy

2004 - 2008

Biola University

MA in Philosophy of Religion (transferred)

Awards, Scholarships and Grants

  • British Academy/Leverhulme Grant ‘Experiences of Absence’ (2016-2018)

  • International Strategic Fund Grant for Bristol-Harvard-Berkeley Workshop ‘Perception and Probability’ (2017), co-organized with Susanna Siegel (Harvard)

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