I am a PhD student in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Notre Dame. My dissertation investigates the historical development of ontological positions in metaphysics of science in the 19th and 20th centuries, specifically as regards spacetime geometry, and how this history should influence our understanding and categorization of current ontological positions. My directors are Katherine Brading and Don Howard.
I am receiving an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Mathematics from Notre Dame, an M.A. in History and Philosophy of Science from Notre Dame, and have an M.A. in Philosophy from Boston College, and a B.A. in Philosophy from Georgia Southern University. After a rather nomadic childhood frequently punctuated by stays in innumerable National and State Parks, I came to settle in the most beautiful place on earth, Homer, Alaska, which I came to consider my hometown.
My broader interests include Neo-Kantian philosophy, 19th-20th century social and ethical philosophy, mathematical construction and explanation, laws of nature, women in early modern science, feminist historiography, guiding principles in post-empirical physics, philosophical interpretations of the introduction of non-Euclidean geometries, and the sociopolitical context of the reception of general relativity.
443 Geddes Hall,
University of Notre Dame