I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Daemen College in Buffalo, New York.

Prior to moving to Buffalo, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at University of Pittsburgh, where I am currently an Associate Fellow.

In the summer of 2012, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bogazici University in Istanbul, Turkey.

Between 2010-2012, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Novel Tech Ethics at Dalhousie University, Canada, working within the project entitled “States of Mind: Emerging Issues in Neuroethics.”

I received my PhD in 2010 at the Department of Philosophy at York University, Canada with the dissertation, “Mad Narratives: Exploring Self-Constitutions Through the Diagnostic Looking Glass.”

My research in philosophy of psychiatry is situated at the cusp of feminist approaches to philosophy of science, philosophy of mind/ cognitive science and ethics. Empirical research on psychopathology and first person narratives of mental disorder are central to my work.

An interview on my research can be found here, and my publications can be viewed here.

I recently co-organized the Early Career Scholars Conference in Philosophy of Psychiatry, held on November 21-22 2014, at the Center for Philosophy of Science at University of Pittsburgh. You can read a summary here and a commentary here.

Where I  (sometimes) blog.

I am the Executive Coordinator of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry.

I edit the following PhilPapers categories:

Philosophy of Psychiatry and PsychopathologyPsychiatric EthicsPsychopathologyOther Mental DisordersMental IllnessPhilosophy of Psychiatry and Psychopathology, Misc


Note: The subtitle of this website is inspired by the following quote from Janet Frame‘s autobiography:

From the first place of liquid darkness, within the second place of air and light, I set down the following record with its mixture of facts and truths and memories of truths and its direction always toward the Third Place, where the starting point is myth. (Frame 2008/1982, 3)