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My work is mostly in the philosophy of language with forays into metaphysics and epistemology. As of late, my research concerns propositions and what we do with them—how we introduce, denote, and relate them in conversation.

Jeffrey C. King and Ernest Lepore co-direct my dissertation. Andy Egan, Elisabeth Camp, Jonathan Schaffer, and Matthew Stone also keep me in line. The dissertation is about the speech act of assertion. In it, I offer new theories of assertoric content and force that are sensitive to the various ways in which speakers talk about what's asserted.