Research

Feminist Philosophy

Some of my work in feminist philosophy is related to issues of feminist epistemology and argumentation theory. I take a broadly Carnapian stance on epistemic issues, and consider how concepts such as the relativised a priori might be helpful for liberatory ends. Some of this also intersects with issues of gendered embodiment, where I have worked on gender and martial arts. Much of my work in feminist philosophy also has to do with themes surrounding gendered violence. These days, I am thinking more about people (men in particular) who have committed acts of gendered violence, and how to understand them in more complex ways that don’t just reinforce a strict binary between the monsters and the good guys.

Selected Publications
  • “Conceptualizing Consent: Hermeneutical Injustice and Epistemic Resources,” in Benjamin Sherman and Stacey Goguen (Eds.) (Forthcoming) Overcoming Epistemic Injustice: Social and Psychological Perspectives. Rowman & Littlefield.
  • “Stereotype Threat and the Female Athlete: Swimming, Surfing, and Sport Martial Arts,” with Michele Merritt, Cassie Comley, and Caren Diehl, in Massimiliano Cappuccio, (Ed.) (2019) Handbook Embodied Cognition and Sport Psychology: MIT Press.
  • “Misogyny and Dehumanization” in APA Newsletter on Feminism and Philosophy 18 (2) (Spring 2019): 18-22
  • “Credibility Excess and the Social Imaginary in Cases of Sexual Assault”, Feminist Philosophy Quarterly 3(4) (2017)

  • (Hip) Throwing Like a Girl: Martial Arts and Norms of Feminine Body Comportment”, International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 9(2) (Fall 2016): 92-114

  • “Feminist Radical Empiricism, Values, and Evidence”, Hypatia 31(1) (Winter 2016): 58-73

  • “Ad hominem fallacies and epistemic credibility,” in Christian Dahlman and Thomas Bustamante (Eds.) (2015) Argument Types and Fallacies in Legal Argumentation (p. 19-35): Dordrecht: Springer.
  • “Ad Hominem Fallacies, Bias, and Testimony”, Argumentation 27 (2013): 97-109
  • “Feminism and Carnap’s Principle of Tolerance”, Hypatia 25(2) (2010): 437-454

History and Philosophy of Mathematics

My PhD thesis was written on mathematical practice, and focused on the history of algebra. Some of that work was extended into writing on the history and philosophy of mathematical structuralism, particularly as it related to Emmy Noether and Richard Dedekind. I loved working in this area, but I don’t really have any current research projects in it any more.

Selected Publications
  • “Dedekind and Cassirer on Mathematical Concept Formation”, Philosophia Mathematica 25(3) (2017): 369-389
  • “The History of Algebra’s Impact on the Philosophy of Mathematics,” in Sandra Lapointe and Chris Pincock (Eds.) (2017) Innovations in the History of Analytical Philosophy (p. 333-358): Palgrave Macmillan
  • “Gauss’ Quadratic Reciprocity Theorem and Mathematical Fruitfulness”, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 42 (2) (June 2011): 410-415
  • “Logical Structuralism and Benacerraf’s Problem”, Synthese 171 (1) (Nov 2009): 157-173
  • “Predicativity and Structuralism in Dedekind’s Construction of the Reals”, Erkenntnis 71(2) (Sept 2009): 157-173

Modal Logic

I used to work in dynamic epistemic logic, considering issues of modelling agents’ changing beliefs over time.

Selected Publications
  • “Logics of Temporal-Epistemic Actions”, with Bryan Renne and Joshua Sack, Synthese 193(3) (2016): 813-849
  • “Idealization, Epistemic Logic, and Epistemology”, Synthese 191 (14) (2014): 3351-3366
  • “Dynamic Epistemic Logic and Temporal Modality”, in Patrick Girard, Olivier Roy, and Mathieu Marion (Eds.) (2011) Dynamic Formal Epistemology (p. 33-50): Dordrecht: Springer.
  • “Dynamic Epistemic Logic and Branching Temporal Structures” with Tomohiro Hoshi, Synthese 169 (2009): 259-281.
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