About me

I am Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers.  I came to Rutgers in the fall of 2018 after spending 11 years at Cornell.  Before that, I was an assistant professor at Princeton as well as a post-doc at the Australian National University in Canberra.  Before THAT, I received my Ph.D. from the University of Michigan under the direction of Steve Yablo, Jim Joyce, Alan Gibbard, and Mark Crimmins.  Let's keep rewinding: I went to Oberlin College, attended a giant public high school in suburban Phoenix, and spent my childhood in the area of rural central Pennsylvania sometimes charmingly called 'Pennsyltucky'.  


I live in Princeton with my husband, poet/critic David Orr (whose website badly needs to be updated), and our headstrong soon to be 3rd grade daughter (who occasionally steals my phone and takes selfies).

Apparently I make odd faces when I give talks.

Upcoming conferences and whatnot 

Well, it's hard to say these days, isn't it?  Many things were cancelled due to COVID and presumably will happen someday....  Among them are lectures at Oxford, Stanford, a keynote address at a conference at Arché at St. Andrews, and the Hägerström Lectures in Uppsala, Sweden.