I'm an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami. I received my PhD from Princeton University in 2012, and have since been a Bersoff Fellow at NYU and a lecturer at the University of York.

I’m currently writing a book, tentatively titled The View From Everywhere: Realist Idealism Without God. The book develops a novel quasi-Berkeleyan realist idealism, which does not rely upon God to do the metaphysical heavy lifting. This non-theistic idealism offers a fresh approach to the persistence and stability of the physical world. The resulting theory has implications for the nature of perception and the relationship between our minds and our bodies, and affords a uniquely optimistic account of our place within, and our ability to comprehend, reality.

My other research focuses on consciousness (its nature, contents, and how limited agents like us conceptualize it). I have additional interests in metaethical naturalism/nonnaturalism (and its relation to physicalism/dualism in the philosophy of mind), metaphysical indeterminacy and ontic vagueness, mental imagery, introspection, and character/virtue.

My husband, Richard Yetter Chappell, works in ethics and is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Miami.