Sara J. Bernstein

Curriculum Vitae

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University of Notre Dame
Department of Philosophy
100 Malloy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556


Email:   sbernste at nd dot edu

Area of Specialization

Metaphysics

Areas of Competence

Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Ethics, Philosophy of Law              

Employment

University of Notre Dame

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Fall 2016-

Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2018-2021

Duke University

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2010-2016

Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2013-2014

Education

Ph.D, Philosophy, University of Arizona, 2010
  Dissertation: Essays on Overdetermination
  Advisors: L.A. Paul, Terence Horgan

M.A., Philosophy, University of Arizona, 2008

A.B. (Honors), Philosophy, University of Chicago, 2004

Publications

Edited Collection

(2021) Non-Being: New Essays on the Metaphysics of Nonexistence, Oxford University Press (UK),
with Ty Goldschmidt

Articles and Chapters

(forthcoming) "Paradoxes of Time Travel to the Future", Perspectives on the Philosophy of David K. Lewis, eds. Helen Beebee and A.R.J. Fisher, Oxford University Press

(forthcoming) "Deviant Causation and the Law", Collective Action and the Law, eds. Chiara Valentini and Teresa Marques, Routledge Press

(2021) "Ontological Pluralism about Non-Being", Non-Being: New Essays on the Metaphysics of Nonexistence, eds. Sara Bernstein and Ty Goldschmidt, Oxford University Press, pp. 1-16

(2021) "Could a Middle Level be the Most Fundamental?", Philosophical Studies 178: 1065-1078

(2020) "Can Unmodified Food be Culinary Art?", Argumenta (Special Issue: Metaphysics at the Table) 5:2 185-198

(2020) "The Metaphysics of Intersectionality", Philosophical Studies 177:2 321-335

(2019) "Lewis's Theories of Causation and their Influence", The Cambridge History of Philosophy 1945-2015, eds. Kelly Becker and Iain Thomson, Cambridge University Press, pp. 160-170

(2019) "Moral Luck and Deviant Causation", Midwest Studies in Philosophy 43:1 151-161

(2018) "Causal Idealism", Idealism: New Essays in Metaphysics, eds. Tyron Goldschmidt and Kenny Pearce, Oxford University Press, pp. 217-230

(2017) "Causal Proportions and Moral Responsibility", Oxford Studies in Agency and Responsibility, Volume 4, ed. David Shoemaker, Oxford University Press, pp. 165-182

(2017) "Intuitions and the Metaphysics of Causation", Experimental Metaphysics, ed. David Rose, Bloomsbury, pp. 75-93

(2017) "Time Travel and the Movable Present", Being, Freedom, and Method: Themes from van Inwagen, ed. John Keller, Oxford University Press, pp. 80-94

(2016) "Grounding is not Causation", Philosophical Perspectives 30:1 21-38

(2016) "Causal and Moral Indeterminacy", Ratio 29:4 434-447

(2016) "Omission Impossible", Philosophical Studies 173:10 2575-2589

(2016) "Free Will and Mental Quausation" (with Jessica Wilson), Journal of the American Philosophical Association 2:310-331

(2016) "Overdetermination Underdetermined", Erkenntnis 81:1 17-40

(2015) "Nowhere Man: Time Travel and Spatial Location", Midwest Studies in Philosophy 39:1 158-168

(2015) "The Metaphysics of Omissions", Philosophy Compass 10:3 208-218

(2015) "A Closer Look at Trumping", Acta Analytica 30:1 41-57

(2014) "What Causally Insensitive Events Tell Us About Overdetermination", Philosophia 42:4 935-948

(2014) "Two Problems for Proportionality about Omissions", Dialectica 68:3 429-441

(2014) "Omissions as Possibilities", Philosophical Studies 167 1-23

Book Reviews

(2018) Review of Carolina Sartorio's Causation and Free Will, Philosophical Review 127:4 550-554

(2013) Review of S.C. Gibb, E.J. Lowe, and R.D. Ingthorsson's Mental Causation and Ontology, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

In Preparation

"Biased Evaluative Descriptions"

"Countersocial Counterfactuals"

"Fundamental Social Causes"

"Agency and Social Categories"

"Ethical Puzzles of Time Travel"

Fellowships, Grants, Awards, and Recognition 

Thomas J. and Robert T. Rolfs Collegiate Chair of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, August 2018-2021.

Philip L. Quinn National Humanities Center Fellowship, 2015-2016.

Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professorship, 2013-2014.

Duke Humanities Writ Large Grant, Mellon Foundation (with Andrew Janiak), Philosophy's Gender in Historical Perspective, $26k.

Teaching Evaluations in Top 5% of all Undergraduate Instructors at Duke: Fall 2010, Spring 2011, and Spring 2012

H.B. Earhart Foundation Fellowship, University of Arizona, 2008-2009.

Arizona Department of Philosophy Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student, 2007-2008.

Arizona Department of Philosophy Feinberg Dissertation Fellowship (merit-based), 2008.

Arizona Graduate Student Fellowship, 2004-2005.

Selected Talks

Talks Scheduled:

Davis Philosophy Extravaganza (DEX), University of California at Davis, Davis, California, April 2022.

California Metaphysics Conference (Feminist Metaphysics), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, January 2022.

UT-Austin MAP, University of Texas-Austin, Austin, Texas, November 2021. (via Zoom)

New Orleans Workshop in Agency and Responsibility, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 2021.

Workshop on Causation, Explanation, and Responsibility, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, August 2020. (postponed)

Sexual Metaphysics, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, June 2020. (postponed)

University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, May 2020. (postponed)

University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, April 2020. (postponed)

Talks Given:

"Intersectional Oppression as Proportionate Causation"

MANCept Workshop: What Is Gender and What Do We Want it To Be? (keynote), University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, September 2021. (via Zoom)

"Responsibility without Actual Causation"

Causation and Responsibility, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, July 2021. (via Zoom)

"Countersocial Counterfactuals"

Hyperintensional Metaphysics, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, June 2021. (via Zoom)

Social Metaphysics Conference, UNC-Chapel Hill/ North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, June 2021. (via Zoom)

Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, January 2021. (via Zoom)

Counterpossibles, Counternomics and Causal Theories of Properties, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, April 2019.

"Paradoxes of Time Travel to the Future"

AperiCPTivo, Center for Philosophy of Time, University of Milan, Milan, Italy, June 2021. (via Zoom)

Union College, Schenectady, New York, April 2021. (via Zoom)

David Lewis and His Place in the History of Analytic Philosophy, Manchester, UK, June 2019.

"Ontological Pluralism about Non-Being"

Trinity College Dublin/ University College Cork talk series, Dublin, Ireland, December 2020. (via Zoom)

Arché at University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, October 2020. (via Zoom)

Syracuse Philosophy Graduate Conference (keynote), Syracuse, New York, August 2020. (via Zoom)

"Biased Evaluative Terms"

Pacific APA, Portland, Oregon, April 2021. (via Zoom)

Centre for Ethics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs at University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, March 2021. (via Zoom)

University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, February 2021. (via Zoom)

Social Metaphysics Series, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, October 2020. (via Zoom)

Rutgers Feminist Philosophy Group, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, February 2020.

Notre Dame Gender Studies, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, September 2019.

Evaluative Language, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, May 2019.

"Deviant Causation as a Challenge for Artificial Moral Reasoners"

Artificial Morality and Causation, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, March 2020.

"Could a Middle Level be the Most Fundamental?"

SWIP-Analytic, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, New York, February 2020.

University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut, November 2019.

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, March 2019.

Ranch Metaphysics Conference, Tucson, Arizona, January 2019.

Arché at University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, June 2018.

Principle of Sufficient Reason Workshop, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada, April 2018.

"The Metaphysics of Intersectionality"

Pacific APA (Symposium Session), Vancouver, Canada, April 2019.

Minds of Our Own, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, November 2018.

Social Ontology, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, August 2018.

Social Metaphysics, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom, July 2018.

GRSelona, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, June 2018.

"Deviant Causal Chains and the Law"

Legal Philosophy Workshop, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, May 2018.

Columbia University, New York, New York, February 2018.

Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, October 2017.

Metaphysics in the Law, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, May 2017.

"Causation and Grounding"

Metaphysical Mayhem, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, May 2018.

"Temporal Passage and Time Travel"

University of Milan, Milan, Italy, June 2017.

"Causal and Moral Indeterminacy"

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 2016.

YabloFest, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, July 2016.

Ratio Workshop on Indeterminacy and Vagueness in Ethics, University of Reading, Reading, UK, April 2015.

"Causal Proportions and Moral Responsibility"

Collective Action and the Law, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, Spain, September 2016.

Institut Jean Nicod, Paris, France, May 2016.

Collège de France, Paris, France, May 2016.

New Orleans Workshop on Agency and Responsibility, New Orleans, Louisana, November 2015.

Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference, Bellingham, Washington, August 2015.

University of Ghent, Ghent, Belgium, June 2015.

Pacific APA (invited symposium on moral overdetermination), Vancouver, BC, April 2015.

Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, Boulder, Colorado, August 2014.

"Ethical Puzzles of Time Travel"

Australasian Association for Philosophy, Melbourne, Australia, July 2016.

University of Barcelona LOGOS Group, Barcelona, Spain, May 2016.

Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, Boulder, Colorado, August 2015.

"Omission Impossible"

Arché at University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, May 2015.

Midwest Annual Workshop in Metaphysics, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, October 2015.

Real Possibilities, Real Absences, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, December 2014.

Australasian Association of Philosophy, Canberra, Australia, July 2014.

"Possible Causation"

Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands, December 2014.

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, November 2014.

Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, June 2014.

PERSP Metaphysics Seminar at University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, May 2014.

Science and Metaphysics (keynote), Ghent, Belgium, May 2014.

University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, April 2014.

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, April 2014.

Rice University (Rising Star Colloquium Series), Houston, Texas, February 2014.

Causation: New Prospects, Collège de France, Paris, France, December 2013.

"Time Travel and the Movable Present"

Birmingham Workshop on Time Travel and Probability, Birmingham, UK, May 2015.

Gargnano Philosophy of Time Conference, Gargnano, Italy, May 2014.

Pacific APA, Philosophy of Time Society, San Diego, CA, April 2014.

"Overdetermination Undeterred"

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, November 2013.

"Actual and Counterfactual Redundancy"

Australasian Association of Philosophy, Brisbane, Australia, July 2013.

Pacific APA, San Francisco, CA, March 2013.

"Possible Causation and Moral Responsibility"

Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, Boulder, CO, August 2013.

"Omissions as Possibilities"

Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference, Bellingham, WA, August 2013.

University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, July 2013.

Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, July 2013.

St. Louis University (keynote for St. Louis University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference), St. Louis, MO, April 2013.

Boise State University, Boise, ID, April 2013.

California State University-Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, March 2013.

Values and Virtues, Beijing, China, November 2012.

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, October 2012.

Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, Boulder, CO, August 2012.

Pacific APA, Seattle, WA, April 2012.

"Mental Causation and Free Will"

The Metaphysics of Free Will, Norweigan University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway, April 2013.

"A Metaphysical Puzzle about Moral Difference"

Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, Boulder, CO, August 2011.

"Overdetermination Underdetermined"

Eastern APA, New York City, New York, December 2009.

PhilMilCog, Ontario, Canada, May 2009.

Eminees Series, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, May 2009.

Updating the Agenda for the Metaphysics of Mind, University of Missouri at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, March 2009.

Philsoc Series, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, July 2008.

"Overdetermination and Counterfactual Sensitivity"

Pacific APA, San Diego, CA, April 2011.

Powers, Dispositions, and Singular Causation, Buffalo, New York, April 2008.

UCLA/ USC Graduate Conference, Los Angeles, California, February 2008.

Northwest Philosophy Conference, Portland, OR, October 2007.

"The Social Composition Question"

SoCal Philosophy Conference, Los Angeles, CA, November 2009.

Northwest Philosophy Conference, Forest Grove, Oregon, October 2009.

"Moral Overdetermination"

WiP Series, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, February 2009.

Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress (poster), Boulder, CO, August 2008.

Australasian Association of Philosophy, Melbourne, Australia, July 2008.

Selected Comments

On Paul Noordhof's A Variety of Causes (Author Meets Critics) at Pacific APA, Vancouver, BC, April 2022. (scheduled)

On Robin Dembroff's "Real Men on Top: The Process of Patriarchy", Yale University, New Haven, CT, July 2021. (via Zoom)

On Isaiah Lin's "Absence Causation and Supervenience" at Pacific APA, Seattle, WA, April 2017.

Panelist, Causation and Time, International Association for the Philosophy of Time, Winston-Salem, NC, June 2016.

On Boris Kment's "Modality and Explanatory Reasoning" at Pacific APA, San Francisco, CA, March 2016.

On David Ripley's "Conditionals with Impossible Antecedents" at Pacific APA, San Francisco, CA, March 2016.

On Alex Kaiserman's "Partial Liability" at Edinburgh Legal Philosophy Workshop, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 2015.

On Trenton Merricks' Propositions at Ghent Workshop on Merricks' Propositions, Ghent, Belgium, June 2015.

On Tobias Wilsch's "The Nomological Account of Ground" at Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference, Bellingham, WA, August 2014.

On Karen Bennett, Terry Horgan, and Mark Balaguer (invited symposium on metametaphysics), at Pacific APA, San Diego, CA, April 2014.

On Kris McDaniel's "Propositions, Tuples, and Hyperintensionality" at Metaphysics on the Mountain, Sun Valley, ID, March 2014.

In Causal Overdetermination Roundtable on United States vs. Burrage, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, November 2013.

On Carolina Sartorio's "The Right Kind of Cause" at Back at the Ranch, Tucson, AZ, January 2013.

On Jonathan Schaffer's "Apt Causal Models for the Law" at Pacific APA, Committee on Law and Philosophy, Seattle, WA, April 2012.

On Daniel Korman's "The Language of the Ontology Room" at Central APA, Chicago, IL, Februrary 2012.

On Randolph Clarke's "Absence of Action" at Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference, Bellingham, WA, August 2011.

On Alexander Pruss' "Aristotelian Forms and Laws of Nature" at Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference: Aristotelian Themes in Contemporary Metaphysics, Boise, Idaho, April 2011.

On Karen Bennett's "Construction Area (No Hard Hat Required)" at Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference, Bellingham, Washington, August 2010.

On Michael Hartsock's "Explaining Absences" at Pacific APA, San Francisco, California, April 2010.

On Justin Tiehen's "Explaining Causal Closure" at Northwest Philosophy Conference, Forest Grove, Oregon, October 2009.

On Kris McDaniel's "The Metaphysics of Axiology and the Welfare of Animals" at Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, Boulder, Colorado, August 2009.

On Kevin Sharpe's "Standard Compatibilism and the Problem of Causal Exclusion", Pacific APA, Vancouver, Canada, April 2009.

On Cathleen Muller's "Reply to Everett's 'Against Fictional Realism" at UMass Amherst Graduate Conference in Metaphysics, Amherst, MA, March 2009.

On David Shoemaker's "What's Identity Got to Do With It?" at Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress, Boulder, CO, August 2008.

On Achille Varzi's "Boundaries, Conventions, and Reality" at Inland Northwest Philosophy Conference: Carving Nature at its Joints, Pullman, Washington, March 2008.

On Alexander Skiles' "Ordinary Objects and Overdetermination" at Northwest Philosophy Conference, Portland, OR, October 2007.

On Jason Turner's "Ontological Pluralism" at Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference, Bellingham, WA, August 2007.

Public Engagement and Outreach Presentations

"Much Ado About Nothing"

The Honest Ulsterman, June 2021.

"Time Travel: A Practical Guide"

General Relativity and Time Travel (with Nicholas Teh and Dominic Dold), University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, October 2017.

Notre Dame Science Fiction Society, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, February 2017.

Boise State University, Boise, ID, April 2013. (public lecture)

Media

Interviewed for Slate Watch Smarter video "Back to the Future Gets Time Travel Wrong. The Terminator Gets It Right.", Shon Arieh-Lehrer, Slate, April 2018.

Interviewed for article "We Have Reached the Future-- Will We Ever Return to the Past?", Javier Yanes, Open Mind, October 2015.

Master Classes Taught

Instructor, Master Class in Causation and Responsibility, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, July 2021.

Instructor, Master Class in the Structure of Time, Divisibility, and Causation, University of Milan, Milan, Italy, June 2017.

Instructor, Summer Seminar in Neuroscience and Philosophy, Durham, NC, May 2016.

Core Faculty, Central European University Summer Course on Ontology and Metaontology, Budapest, Hungary, July 2015.

Visiting Scholar

Center for Philosophy of Time, University of Milan, June 2017.

Arché at University of St. Andrews, April-July 2015.

Australian National University, June-July 2016, June-July 2014, June-July 2013, June-July 2008.

UNC-Chapel Hill, 2009-2010.

MIT, 2008-2009.

Teaching

Courses Taught

At Notre Dame, graduate-level:

Feminist Philosophy and Philosophy of Gender

Time Travel

Causation and the Law

Dissertation Seminar

Metaphysics of Ethics

At Notre Dame, undergraduate-level:

Metaphysics of the Social World

Feminism and Philosophy

Philosophy, Gender, and Feminism (with Michael Rea)

Glynn Family Honors Introduction to Philosophy

Time and Time Travel

Reality: the Big Questions

At Duke, graduate-level:

David Lewis (with Peter van Inwagen)

Dissertation Seminar

Metaphysics of Possibility

Teaching Philosophy

The Metaphysics of Time and Time Travel (with Peter van Inwagen)

The Metaphysics of Causation and Moral Responsibility

Meta-metaphysics (with Peter van Inwagen)

At Duke, undergraduate-level:

Philosophy of Space and Time

Appearance and Reality

At Arizona, undergraduate-level:

Twentieth Century Philosophy

Nineteenth Century Philosophy

Philosophy in Literature

Minds, Brains, and Computers

Supervision

As Primary Dissertation Advisor

Primary Supervisor (with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong), Paul Henne, Dissertation: Omissions, Causation, and Modality (2019) (placement: assistant professor (TT), Lake Forest College, Fall 2019-)

As Internal Dissertation Committee Member:

Mark Puestohl (in progress)

Chloe Uffenheimer (in progress)

Sam Murray, Dissertation: Vigilance: Self-Control for Planners (2019)

Dustin Crummett, Dissertation: Committing to Equality: Essays on Distributive Justice (2017)

Benjamin Rossi, Dissertation: Internalism about Practical Reasons (2017)

As External Dissertation Committee Member:

Committee member, Huzeyfe Demirtas (Syracuse University), in progress

Committee member, Naomi Dershowitz (Syracuse University), Dissertation: All the Small Things: Contingent Mereological Nihilism (2018)

As Oral Exam Committee Member:

Oral exam committees: Mark Puestohl, Sam Murray, Celina Durgin, Chloe Uffenheimer, John Peck, Ross Jensen, Char Brecevic, Bokai Yao, Qiong Wu, Sara Chan, Mack Sullivan, Justin Brittain

Undergraduate Supervision:

Honors Thesis Advisor, D. Gleisman, Causal Parallelism (2011-2012)

Advisor for independent study, S. Zimmerman, Kripke's Naming and Necessity (2011-2012)

Thesis Examination Committee, J. Metz, Moral Luck, the Failure of Control, and the Ability and Contribution Theory (2012)

Thesis Examination Committee, S. Zimmerman, A Defense of Kripke's Meter (2012)

Thesis Examination Committee, M. Kelsey, Objections to the Ordinary: A Critical Response to Amie Thomasson's Ordinary Objects (2010)

Service

To the profession:

Mentor and speaker, Summer Program for Women in Philosophy, University of California-San Diego, San Diego, CA, July 2021.

Editorial Panel, Thought, 2016-

Associate Editor, Analysis, 2016-2019

Mentor, 2019 Mentoring Workshop, Mentoring Project For Pre-tenure Women Faculty in Philosophy

Member, External Review Committee, University of Arizona/ Arizona Board of Regents review of Department of Philosophy, 2015

Steering Committee Member and Mentor, Mentoring Program for Junior Women on the Philosophy Job Market, 2014-

Conference organizer (with Peter van Inwagen, Michael Loux, L.A. Paul, and Dana Goswick), Relational versus Constituent Ontologies, 2009-2010

Service to the American Philosophical Association:

Member, Nominating Committee of the Central Division (elected), 2020-2021

Member, Committee on Lectures, Publications, and Research, 2016-2019

Chair, Edinburgh Prize Committee, 2018 and 2019

Member, Sanders Lecture Committee, 2018

At-large member (elected), Board of Officers, 2014-2016

Member, Committee on Interdivisional Cooperation, 2014-2016

  Journal and Monograph Referee:

Australasian Journal of Philosophy, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Dialectica, Erkenntnis, Ethics, Hypatia, Journal of Philosophy, Legal Theory, Mind, Noûs, Oxford University Press, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophical Quarterly, Philosophers' Imprint, Philosophia, Philosophies, Philosophical Studies, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Philosophy Compass, Philosophy of Science, Review of Philosophy and Psychology, Routledge Press, Synthese, Thought

  Conference Referee:

Bellingham Summer Philosophy Conference

New Orleans Workshop on Agency and Responsibility

  Grant/ Fellowship Refereeing:

National Humanities Center

Research Grants Council of Hong Kong

  Award Referee:

Sanders Prize in Metaphysics

To the University of Notre Dame Philosophy Department:

Search Committee, business/ ethics teaching professor search, 2021-

Strategic Hiring Committee, 2020-

Placement Director, 2018-2021

Committee on Appointments and Promotions, 2017-2018

Placement Advisor, 2017-2018

Climate Committee, 2017-2019

Founder and Convenor, Shut Up and Write, 2017-

Committee on the Graduate Program, 2016-2018

To the University of Notre Dame:

Selection Committee, Teaching Beyond the Classroom grants, 2018

Selection Committee, Joyce Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, 2018

To the Duke Philosophy Department:

Colloquium Series Director, 2014-2015

Committee on Gender and Climate in the Department, 2014-2015

Search Committee for metaphysics or epistemology position (junior rank), 2012-2013

Search Committee for philosophy of mind/ psychology/ neuroscience position (open rank), 2011-2012

Cofounder and co-organizer (with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong), Annual Triangle-Area Philosophy Symposium, 2012-2015

Planning Committee, Chapel Hill Colloquium, 2012-2014

To the University of Arizona Philosophy Department:

Conference organizer (with L.A. Paul), 2008 Arizona Ontology Conference, 2007-2009

Graduate representative to the faculty, 2006-2007

Committee on Graduate Placement, 2006-2007