I am a lecturer at The University of Sydney, appointed in the Department of Philosophy and the Education Portfolio in the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor. In 2017, I was a Research Fellow in the University of New South Wales School of Humanities and Languages.
I received my PhD from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sydney in 2017. In 2013 and 2014, I was a Visiting Student Research Collaborator in the Department of Philosophy at Princeton University.
My research is focussed primarily on the philosophical ambitions of Antoine Arnauld and Pierre Nicole in the Nouveaux éléments de géométrie. To what end did Antoine Arnauld, a prominent theologian and philosopher of the 17th century, publish a work of elementary geometry? Why, in a century of such staggering intellectual achievements as the development of analytic geometry by Fermat and Descartes, and the invention of the versions of the differential and integral calculus elaborated by Newton and Leibniz, did the Port-Royalists believe it was necessary to re-write the Elements of Euclid? The answer to these questions, which I develop in my research, had wide-ranging consequences for Arnauld and Nicole's commitments in philosophy and theology.
I have presented this research at Oxford University, Princeton University, The University of Nottingham, and Macquarie Univerisity, among others.
Indispensable to the task of completing my PhD were Stephen Gaukroger and Dan Garber.
When I'm not working on Antoine Arnauld, or considering topics in the history of philosophy or history of science, I'm working on Émilie du Châtelet, Nietzsche and topics in moral philosophy.
Otherwise, I’m engaged in projects aimed at diversifying philosophy and encouraging university participation among underrepresented groups. In this capacity, I’ve contributed articles to A•STAR, a project founded by Compass, the University of Sydney’s schools outreach program aimed at increasing participation among Low Socio-Economic Status (Low SES), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and regional and remote students. More recently, I’ve curated a public exhibition at The University of Sydney’s Fisher Library, and given talks on philosophical and historical topics to high school students. Contact me below if you’d like me to come to talk to your students!