I am currently Associate Fellow at Bard College, The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities. My chief field of research is ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, in particular the philosophy of the Academy in the early Hellenistic period (from Polemo to Carneades) and its confrontation with the underlying materialist ontology of Stoic ethics.
In 2014-15, I was appointed Postdoctoral Fellow at The Hannah Arendt Center and a Teaching Fellow at the Bard Prison Initiative, a college-in-prison program that grants Bard College degrees to incarcerated men and women at medium and maximum security prisons. In the spring of 2014, I earned a PhD in philosophy at the New School for Social Research in New York City, where I also earned an M.A. in Philosophy with a concentration in Psychoanalysis. I was Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the American University in Bulgaria in the spring of 2018, and a former Research Fellow at the University of Hamburg, Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies, Jewish Scepticism.
Here is a draft of a recent paper on the New Academy: pre-published draft, “Plato and the Freedom of the New Academy,” Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Plato in Antiquity.