about me

I'm a fourth-year PhD student in Linguistics at Stanford University. My research interests are in semantics, pragmatics (particularly formal and experimental approaches), and reasoning. Before coming to Stanford, I completed an MPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology at the University of Oxford (July 2013), where I specialized in syntax, semantics, and psycholinguistics. I received my B.A. in mathematics (with minors in linguistics and philosophy) from the University of Chicago in June 2010.

My dissertation research focuses on abilities, actuality entailments and inferences, and their relationship to dispositions, implicatives and causatives (recent manuscript with Sven Lauer). I'm also interested in interactions between quantifiers and conditionals, and have recently worked on relative readings in conditionals (with Sven Lauer), and on quantified exceptive and unless statements (with Dan Lassiter). Last semester (Spring 2017), I was a visiting student at MIT through the Exchange Scholar Program.