"J. F. Blumenbach's Conferva fontinalis as Proto-Model Organism" NYBG Science Humanities Series.
(New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY: Nov. 2015).
"Erasmus Darwin's The Botanic Garden: A Poem by Any Other Name?" Humanities Institute Fellow Presentations.
(New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY: Sep.2015).
"On Blumenbach's Concept of Nature," Nature and the Philosophy of Nature in German Idealism and Romanticism. (The University of Sydney. Sydney, AU: June 2015).
"The Conceptual Foundations of the Anthropocene: Schelling's Critique of Failed Philosophies of Nature," Schelling in the Anthropocene: Thinking Beyond the Annihiliation of Nature. (North American Schelling Society, Bard College, NY: August 2014).
"Max Stirner's Der Einzige und sein Eigentum: An Incunabulum of Posthumanism." After Us. Perspectives on Humanism, Posthumanism, and Transhumanism.
(Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ: January 2013).
"The Plants Declaim: To Threptikon in Agamben's Reading of Aristotle." Collegium Phaenomenologicum Participants' Conference (Città di Castello, Italy: July 2012).
"The Unsavable Figure of Life: Inoperativity in Agamben's The Open." animal.machine.sovereign. (SUNY-Buffalo, NY: April 2011).
Honors and Awards
Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellowship
Villanova University Summer Graduate Research Grant, College of Arts and Science
Villanova University Graduate Travel Grant, College of Arts and Sciences
Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) Intensive Language Study Grant
Villanova University Graduate Fellowship, Philosophy Department
Adjunct Instructor, Villanova University2010—2015
PHI—1000/1050: Introduction to Philosophy (13 courses)
— Survey course of the fundamental problems in the history of philosophy, required for all undergraduates
PHI—1000 Fast Forward — Accelerated Introduction to Philosophy (1 course)
— Introduction to philosophy for continuing education students, required
PHI—1000 Distance Learning — Online Introduction to Philosophy (1 course)
— Introduction to philosophy via online lectures, discussion, exams, and assignments
PHI—2410: Philosophy of Sex & Love (1 course)
— Introduction to fundamental questions concerning love, sex, gender, marriage, sexual orientation, and other topics