I am a PhD candidate in philosophy at UC Berkeley.
My primary research areas are language, formal semantics, and mind. My dissertation is about demonstratives; I argue that if we want to understand them, we have to look at a much broader range of uses than philosophers usually do, and I develop a semantic theory that will cover those uses.
I am also interested in metaphysics (I wrote a BPhil thesis on emergentism), as well as some of the philosophical themes in Russian literature (I hope to start a project on semantics in poetry soon).
In 2000, I co-founded a non-profit organization that I ran until 2010. In 2005, the organization became the US counterpart to Ayuda DIrecta, an NGO that is currently active in Ecuador.
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