about me

I am Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Sage School of Philosophy, Cornell University, and Himan Brown Faculty Fellow in the Jewish Studies Program there. 

My published work has focused on the metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of mind in the early modern period, especially Spinoza, Cavendish, and Descartes

I am also a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of the History of Philosophy; a Board Member of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy as a co-editor for the 17th century; the Spinoza editor for PhilPapers; and a Board Member and occasional editor of Philosophical Review. I'm also affiliated with The Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought in the Netherlands and I'm on the North American Spinoza Society Steering Committee.

some news

My 2022 article in the Journal of the History of Philosophy, “Representation and Mind-Body Identity in Spinoza’s Philosophy,” is the winner of the JHP’s prize for the best article of 2022. Yippee!