As I’m in the process of moving to the University of Calgary to join the terrific department, part of that process seems to include joining the crew here at A Philosopher’s Take. Justin and Alison suggested I write a short introduction for myself, to give reader’s some context.
I am starting as a doctorate-pursuing-person at the University of Calgary come September. I spent my last four years at New York University, for the first two years in the Draper program working on science and technology studies (mostly in the philosophy and history of science) and then the next two years at the Center for Bioethics. I did my undergraduate work, in philosophy, at California State University, Fresno.
My interests are pretty varied; I have written on recent (i.e. 20th century) history of academia, fairly traditional philosophical stuff in neuroethics, public health ethics, philosophy of science, philosophy and the martial arts, and methodological issues in philosophy and psychology. (Some of my work can be found on my academia.edu page; I have also guest-blogged a bit at Neuoethics and Law.) I can also be found as @thephilosotroll on twitter, though at this point most of my comments are complaints about the state of American politics.