My research is in the philosophy of language and mathematics, and I have written about loose talk, questions, choices, probability and infinity. Before coming to Virginia Tech, I was a Louis Skolnick postdoc at Princeton, and did my PhD at NYU under Cian Dorr. I am a regular visitor of the Institut Jean Nicod in Paris.
I am interested in conversational exculpature, a pragmatic process by which information is subtracted from what we literally say. This can account for a range of linguistic phenomena, including loose talk and some metaphors. My other big research project is on inquisitive decision theory, an account of belief-guided action that emphasises the centrality of questions in decision-making.