I'm currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University. I received my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2017. My main 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).
My dissertation is a study of the Principle of Sufficient Reason (roughly: 'Everything has an explanation'). The questions I investigate 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.