• B.A., Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, Northwestern University (1998)
  • B.A., Philosophy, Northwestern University (1998)
  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Emory University (2006)


I am currently working on two book projects in the philosophy of social science, tentatively titled Segregation and Social Inquiry and Race in the Social Sciences. The first of these uses the history of segregation research to explore how moral and political values can shape scientific inquiry without compromising its objectivity. The second of these explores how empirical social science reshapes ontological debates about race. In other work, I recruit examples from physics, biology, and neuroscience to discuss a variety of topics in general philosophy of science, including understanding, explanation, modeling, inference, realism, and the social dimensions of scientific knowledge.