I'm a fourth year graduate student in the philosophy section of the MIT Department of Linguistics and Philosophy. My main interests are in the philosophy of language, especially in semantics and pragmatics. I also have interests in epistemology and decision theory. You can find my CV here.
My dissertation asks what we can learn about epistemic modality by looking at its temporal profile. One aspect of this project concerns an asymmetry in how epistemic modals embed under past and future tense. I also explore what upshots this has for the distinction between epistemic and circumstantial modality and for what it is to believe an epistemic modal proposition.
My other interests include the semantics of ability modals: my paper Agentive Modals, co-authored with Matthew Mandelkern and Ginger Schultheis, is forthcoming in The Philosophical Review. I am also currently working on various projects in the semantics of deontic modals and on connections between the semantics of indicative conditionals and principles about belief revision.