I'm a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. I'm interested in how it is that creatures like us can go around confronting the world and adjusting our minds to it, how we induce those adjustments in others, and the demands that such adjustments make on us as rational agents.

My dissertation offers an account of how language lets us change what it is rational for others to do, and what sorts of normative demands this makes on us as participants in a linguistic practice.