I hold a joint appointment in the Department of Philosophy and the College of Letters at Wesleyan University, where I’ve been an assistant professor since 2008. My research focuses primarily on Greek and Roman philosophy, particularly the dialogues of Plato, though I have ancillary interests in ethics and in issues surrounding the practice of philosophical inquiry and argument.
Before coming to Wesleyan, I received my Ph.D. in philosophy from Northwestern University, where I completed a dissertation supervised by Richard Kraut (chair), Tad Brennan, and Martha Nussbaum. Before that, I received my B.A. in philosophy and English from Colgate University. Before that, I attended boarding school in India for four years. And before that, I grew up in Bournemouth, England — well known to children across the world as the place where stuff goes down in The Witches by Roald Dahl.