From July 2021 I am Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Toronto Metropolitan University. Prior to joining TMU I was Lecturer in Ancient Philosophy in the Departments of Classics & Philosophy at King’s College London for 2019-21, and I remain a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s. I completed a D.Phil (PhD) in the Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford in 2019, and as a member of University College.
I specialize in Ancient Greek & Roman Philosophy, particularly ancient moral psychology. My work is focused on prudentialism, memory, anticipation, pain and pleasure. My D.Phil research was supervised by Dr. Karen Margrethe Nielsen, and supported by the Arts & Humanities Research Council. My thesis was titled ‘Planning for Pleasure: Plato on Hedonist Prudentialism’, and was examined by Prof. Dominic Scott and Dr. Fiona Leigh. In 2018-19 I held an Analysis Trust Studentship hosted at King’s College London.
I previously completed an M.Phil in Ancient Philosophy at King’s College London, where my primary supervisor was Prof. M.M. McCabe, and my secondary supervisors were Dr. Raphael Woolf and Dr. Joachim Aufderheide. My dissertation was titled ‘The Cyrenaics on the Anticipation of Pain’, and was examined by Prof. George Boys-Stones and Prof. Voula Tsouna-McKirahan. My BA (Hons) was in Philosophy at the University of Toronto.
I have taught Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ethics, Gender & Philosophy, and Women in Ancient Thought at Oxford, King’s College London, King’s Summer School, Berkeley, and Toronto Metropolitan University. I hold a PGDIP (Postgraduate Diploma in Academic Practice) in Higher Education from King’s Learning Institute, am a Fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Association) in the UK, and am pursuing the Excellence in Teaching Program (ETP) at TMU.
I have served as the Editorial Assistant for The British Journal for the History of Philosophy (2015-19) under the direction of Prof. Michael Beaney, and Assistant to the Ancient Commentators on Aristotle Project (2012-present) under the direction of Prof. Richard Sorabji, CBE. From 2020-24 I sit on the Management Committee of the British Society for the History of Philosophy, and from 2022 I sit on the Executive Committee of the Ancient Philosophy Society and am a Research Associate for the Society for Women of Ideas.