Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
I received my BA in Philosophy from McMaster University and my MA from the University of Ottawa. I attended University of Oxford for my DPhil in Philosophy under the supervision of Derek Parfit, Quassim Cassam, and Paul Snowdon. I taught at Oxford for several years before returning to Canada to take up my current post at Laurier.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
My areas of research include: personal identity theory; the metaphysics and value of death; illness; narrative views of the self; memory, trauma, and literary works touching on some of these themes (e.g. the works of W.G. Sebald, and poetry and literature pertaining to death). I have current research projects on the fear of death, and on the perils of longevity.
Awards and Achievements
Royal Institute of Philosophy U.K. Jacobsen Fellowship.
Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Scholarship.
Humanities Medal for Special Achievement (McMaster University).
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I have research opportunities for graduate students interested in personal identity, the self, narrative, the metaphysics and value of death, and issues surrounding human longevity.