I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Temple University with interests in ancient philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of education, social/political philosophy and Continental philosophy.  My dissertation work centers on the Bildung tradition. It aims to both reconstruct an account of classical Bildung—one that focuses on the governing role played by the ancient concept of Harmonia in Enlightenment and Romantic theories of self-realization—and to address contemporary debates concerning Bildung’s relevance and potential today.

Prior to studying at Temple, I spent many years working as a professional musician (classical piano), concertizing, teaching, and adjudicating in North America, Europe, and Asia.  My previous academic work was completed at Oberlin College (music), Purchase College (music) and the CUNY Graduate Center (philosophy).

Faculty Advisor: Lara Ostaric