I am a doctoral student at UCLA. My research interests include Philosophy of Psychology (particularly perception and social cognition), Philosophy of Mind, and Philosophy of Language. My current research is on the nature of bias, i.e., the structure and content of the computational constructs that give rise to social prejudices and discrimination, and the workings of social cognition more generally.
My dissertation work is an attempt to tie together accounts of the origins of human social categorization to psychological explanations involving implicit bias. However, my interest in bias extends beyond individual agents to biases that manifest in other domains including machine learning programs, statistical models of the visual perceptual system, and societal and structural injustices.
I'm also interested in the topic of explanation at the nexus of Phil Language and Phil Science. Pursuing this interest, my 3rd year proposition work was done on the semantics and pragmatics of questions. Ultimately, I argued that explanations should be interpreted as complete, mention-some answers to why-questions.