I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, where I have taught since 2011. My research focuses on philosophical issues in the semantics of natural language, often extending to cognate issues in meta-ethics and formal epistemology.
My published work defends a version of what you could call Anti-Representationalism as the best theory of a range of constructions in natural language — I am especially interested in imperatives, modality, and conditionals. You can take a look at my research page to get a better idea of what I'm working on now.
I grew up in the Gifford Park area of Omaha, Nebraska.
My twin brother Simon is a professor of linguistics at Rutgers.
I live in Toronto with my partner (Katharine) and our animals (Milo and Rori).