I am a PhD Candidate in Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. I specialize in phenomenology, particularly the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. I also have interests in the philosophy of perception and feminist philosophy.

My dissertation project investigates whether Merleau-Ponty's view of perception can be thought of as a "direct realist" view, and if so, what features make his version of "realism" highly unique and distinct from the usual conception of "realism" in the philosophy of perception. In particular, I explore the relationship between his realism and his view that perception is always from a perspective that is…

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