I am Akademischer Rat auf Zeit (roughly equivalent to assistant professor) in philosophy at the University of Cologne. Previously I was an Assistant Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University and a postdoctoral researcher in philosophy and psychology in the Concepts and Cognition Lab at UC-Berkeley for the Varieties of Understanding Project. I received my Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 2014.
My research is in the philosophy of science, and focuses mainly on causation, causal modeling and causal explanation. I am interested in a wide variety of issues concerning causation including causal asymmetries, levels of causal explanation, the causal exclusion problem, the epistemology of causal inference, causal cognition, and causal decision theory. My work also investigates the use of certain causal concepts and assumptions in particular sciences such as biology, epidemiology and medicine.