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EDUCATION

PhD – Philosophy, Dalhousie University – Halifax, NS (In Progress). Supervisor: Dr. Kirstin Borgerson

MA – Philosophy, Wilfrid Laurier University – Waterloo, ON (2017). Thesis: “Personal Identity, Progressive Dementia, and Advance Directives: Towards an Adoption of the Anthropological View of Personal Identity.” Supervisor: Dr. Kathy Behrendt

MA – Intercultural German Studies, University of Waterloo/Universität Mannheim – Waterloo, ON/Mannheim, Germany (2015). Thesis: “Assisted Dying in Swiss Literature: Power and Agency in Max Frisch’s Jürg Reinhart and Lukas Bärfuss’ Alices Reise in die Schweiz.” Supervisor: Dr. Michael Boehringer

BAH – Philosophy/German, Queen’s University (Kingston, ON) (2013).

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

Areas of Specialization: Ethics/Bioethics, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Medicine/Psychiatry

Areas of Competence: Social & Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Early Modern Philosophy

PUBLICATIONS (PEER REVIEWED)

2016 – “The Gendered Body and the Medical-Scientific Gaze: Foucauldian Theory and Feminist Epistemologies of Neuroscience,” Dialogue: Journal of Phi Sigma Tau International Honor Society for Philosophy, 58:2-3.

2014 – “Gestures as Requests for Information: Initiating Repair Operations in German Native-Speaker Conversation,” Focus on German Studies, 21.

PUBLICATIONS (NON-PEER REVIEWED)

2014 – “Book Review: Stolleis, Michael: Origins of the German Welfare State: Social Policy in Germany to 1945 (2013),” New German Review: A Journal of Germanic Studies, 26:1.

AWARDS

SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (Period of Tenure: Sept. 2019 – Aug. 2022)

Nova Scotia Research and Innovation Scholarship (Period of Tenure: Sept. 2017 – Aug. 2021)

Dalhousie University Traves Bursary (Awarded Mar. 2019)

Special Provost Alumni Scholarship (Awarded Sept. 2017)

Otto-Mann Stiftung Stipendium (Period of Tenure: Sept. 2014 – Dec. 2014)

Baden-Württemberg Stipendium (Period of Tenure: Feb. 2014 – May 2014)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

06/2021 – “Too Complex to Predict?: What Complexity Theory Reveals About Natural Kind Analysis in Psychiatry.” Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

06/2021 – “Dementia, Advance Directives, and the Danger of ‚Authority Without Identity‘.” Canadian Philosophical Association, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.

02/2021 – “Care and Competence: Arguments for the Assumption of Decision-Making Competence in Mature Minors Undergoing Medical Treatment.” American Philosophical Association – Central Division, New Orleans, LA.

06/2019 – “Personal Identity, Progressive Dementia, and Advance Directives: Towards an Adoption of the Person Life View of Personal Identity.” Canadian Philosophical Association, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

09/2018 – “The Ethics of Caring Relationships and the Social Process of Personal Identity: Dementia and the Person Life View.” Canadian Society of Women in Philosophy, Cape Breton University, Sydney, NS.

06/2018 – “Natural Kinds and Social Factors: On the Classification of Mental Disorders.” Canadian Philosophical Association, Université de Québec á Montréal, Montréal, QC.

05/2017 – “Personal Identity, Advance Directives, and Dementia.” Department of Philosophy MA Research Conference, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.

05/2015 – “A New Power Over Death: Euthanasia and Biopower in Lukas Bärfuss’ Alices Reise in die Schweiz.Canadian Association of University Teachers of German, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.

05/2015 – “Dimensions of Assisted Dying: Agency and Institutional Power in Lukas Bärfuss’ Alices Reise in die Schweiz.” Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies Annual Conference, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

04/2015 – “The Transformation of Identity in a Post-Apocalyptic World: Thomas Glavinic’s Die Arbeit der Nacht and Marlen Haushofer’s Die Wand.” Department of German, Scandinavian, and Dutch Biennial Graduate Student Conference, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

04/2015 – “A Question of Identity: Accent Perception and the L2 Learner.” Waterloo Colloquium on Language Teaching and Learning, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

NON-REFEREED PRESENTATIONS (SELECTED)

04/2022 – Invited Talk: “Medical Assistance in Dying and Pregnancy.” Horizon Health Network Ethics Grand Rounds, NB.

06/2021 – Invited Talk: “Bill C-7: Inching Toward a (Truly) Permissive Regime – Present Challenges & Future Concerns.” Horizon Health Network Ethics Grand Rounds, NB.

03/2020 – Guest Lecture: “The Nuremberg Code & the Declaration of Helsinki.” Ethics in Health Care: Social Policy (PHIL 2810). Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.

11/2019 – Guest Lecture: “Euthanasia.” Ethics in Health Care: Patient Care (PHIL 2805). Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.

06/2019 – Commentary: “Death’s Harm, Reasonable Compassion, and Phenomenal Continuity” (Howard Nye). Canadian Philosophical Association, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

03/2019 – Invited Talk: “CRISPR & the Scope of Our Ethical Concerns.” Dalhousie Undergraduate Philosophy Society/Dalhousie Film Society – Film Screening & Talk: Gattaca (1997). Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.

11/2018 – Guest Lecture: “Medical Assistance in Dying.” Ethics in Health Care: Patient Care (PHIL 2805). Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.

09/2018 – Invited Talk: “Felt Duties of Care and the Social Process of Personal Identity: Dementia and the Person Life View.” Philosophy Department Colloquium Series, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.

06/2018 – Commentary: “Boorse et le mouvement antipsychiatrique : même combat?” (Anne-Marie Gagné-Julien). Canadian Philosophical Association, Université de Québec á Montréal, Montréal, QC.

03/2018 – Guest Lecture: “Referral and Conscientious Objection.” Ethics in Health Care: Social Policy (PHIL 2810). Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Courses Instructed

Environmental Ethics (PHIL 2480), Dalhousie University (Winter 2023)

Ethics and Health Care (PHIL 2810), Dalhousie University (Winter 2022)

Legal Thinking (PHIL 2020), Dalhousie University (Winter 2021)

Ethics in Science (PHIL 2680), Dalhousie University (Fall 2019)

Teaching Assistant Positions Held

Introduction to Philosophy: Epistemology and Metaphysics (PHIL 1820), Dalhousie University (Fall 2022)

Health Care Ethics: Social Policy (PHIL 2810), Dalhousie University (Winter 2018, 2019, 2020)

Health Care Ethics: Patient Care (PHIL 2805), Dalhousie University (Fall 2018, 2020, 2021)

Social/Ethical/Professional Issues in Computer Science (PHIL 2490), Dalhousie University (Fall 2017)

Values and Society (PP 110), Wilfrid Laurier University (Fall 2016, Winter 2017)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

02/2020 – Present: Research Ethics Board Member – Nova Scotia Community College, Halifax, NS

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Certificate in University Teaching and Learning – Centre for Learning and Teaching – Dalhousie University (In Progress)

University Teaching Certificate – Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence – Wilfrid Laurier University (2017)

Certificate in University Language Teaching – Centre for Teaching Excellence – University of Waterloo (2015)

International Studies Certificate – International Programs Office – Queen’s University (2013)

Certificate in Intercultural Communication – Queen’s University International Centre – Queen’s University (2012)

LANGUAGES

English – Native Speaker

German – Professional Proficiency

French – Elementary Proficiency