I received my BA and MA from the University of Waterloo in the Department of Philosophy. My BA (in Honours Philosophy with an Applied Language Studies Minor) coursework focused on the Social Epistemology in Science and Philosophy of Science more generally. My MA work resulted in a thesis titled “The Role of Concrete Models in the Revolution in Superconductivity,” which was supervised by Dr. Doreen Fraser. I argued that Cartwright style bottom-up models were fruitful in the practice of revolutionary science by focusing on the historical case study of the development of superconductivity.
Currently, I am in the coursework stage of my PhD at the University of Calgary. My very recent interests are in modality – the way modal concepts are used in the practice of science as well as the pragmatic influence of context in understanding modal verbs within language games.