I am a philosopher of science with an enduring interest in the history of science and in the current embedding of science in society. I received my Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the Reilly Center at University of Notre Dame in August 2017. I have a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.Sc. in Computer Science from University of Bucharest (Romania).

Currently, I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Society of Fellows in the Humanities and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Southern California.

My research is at the intersection between the philosophy of science, early modern philosophy, and the history of physics and astronomy. I am currently preparing for publication several papers drawing from research for my dissertation (“On Isaac Newton’s Concept of Mathematical Force”).

I hold dear the ideal of a humanist scholar: someone who aims for a deep understanding of the history of problems with which they are concerned, who is a careful thinker, a clear and engaging writer, and who does not shrug away the role of a public intellectual. As a consequence, I believe that training in the sciences and in the humanities should complement each other, and that the role of philosophy defies disciplinary boundaries. I care deeply about the role of philosophy in nurturing the development of character and the growth of intellectual virtues.


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