I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore. Starting Fall 2020, I will be an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia.
My main research interests lie in Metaphysics, Modern Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy (particularly as it relates to Islam) and the History of Analytic Philosophy (esp. Frege, Russell, and early Wittgenstein).
A primary focus of my work is the Principle of Sufficient Reason (roughly: 'Everything has an explanation'). The questions I have investigated include: How should we understand the PSR, in light of recent developments in metaphysics? What is the best argument for the view? Is a commitment to the PSR consistent with a commitment to a fundamental level of reality? And how continuous is a contemporary 'grounding' PSR with the PSR subscribed to by Spinoza, Leibniz, Du Châtelet, and other early modern rationalists?
I've also written and presented on a range of other topics, including: depatriarchalizing strategies in Quranic interpretation; Kant's transcendental idealism; norms for belief; the metaphysics of numerical identity; Russell's theory of knowledge; metaphysical emergence; and the metaphysics of symmetric and non-symmetric relations.