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Dissertation advisors: John Campbell, Geoffrey Lee, and Michael Martin

(B.A. with highest honors, Oberlin College, 2010) My main interests are in the philosophy of perception. My dissertation asks: why do things appear as they do in perceptual experience—what explains what it is like to perceive, misperceive, or hallucinate? I try to make progress on this big question from several angles: our experience of beat and meter in music; our experience of spatial features, like size, shape, distance, and orientation, in sight and touch; and our experience of color.