I am an Instructor at the Department of Philosophy at the University of the Fraser Valley. I am a specialist in the history of 19th-century philosophy and 20th-century continental philosophy, with a particular emphasis on Hegel, German Idealism and Romanticism, and Žižek. I also have a strong background and interest in the history of early modern philosophy and aesthetics.
I have published and lectured widely on various parts of Hegel’s system, Schelling, Novalis, psychoanalysis, and phenomenology. I also work as a translator of German and French. Most notably, I recently published a co-translation of excerpts of Schelling’s late lectures for The Schelling Reader and am working on the first English edition and translation of Schlegel’s lectures Transcendental Philosophy.
I obtained my Ph.D. from McGill University under the supervision of George di Giovanni and Hasana Sharp. Prior to this, I completed M.A. studies in French and German through the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Europhilosophie program. In the context of the latter, I studied at Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium), Bergische Universität Wuppertal (Germany), and Université Toulouse II (France).
I also earned an M.A. in Philosophy under the supervision of Sean J. McGrath and a B.A. (Hons.) in Philosophy (major) and Russian (minor) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. I grew up in rural Newfoundland.
Outside of philosophy, I can usually be found roasting coffee.