I'm a fifth year Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Cruz. My research interests are a cross between history, literary theory and philosphy. My primary focus is in the field of philosophy of history. I'm particularly interested in the role that narrative plays in historical explanation and the nature of history itself. My dissertation project seeks to understand the cognitive value of narrative as well as the aesthetic and normative principles that are involved in narrative construction.
I am an active member of the Center for Public Philosphy. One of the main mottos of the center is that Philosophy is not just for white-bearded men with no practical care in the world. Philosophy is relevant for us all. Through a wide variety of programs, the Center tries to engage the general public directly in philosophical activities. I'm involved in P4C (philosphy for children) teaching at West Lake elementary school in Santa Cruz.
I'm also a member of the Hamaika Bide Project.This research group delves into political and academic figures of the Basque exile during the Spanish Civil War.