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Curriculum Vitae





Selected Articles and Chapters

  • “Ammonius and His School.” Brill Handbook of the Ancient Reception of Aristotle. Ed. Andrea Falcon. Leiden: Brill, 2016: 394–414.
  • "Proclus on the Ethics of Self-Constitution." Causation and Creation in Late Antiquity. Ed. Anna Marmodoro and Brian D. Prince. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015: 202–219.
  • “Universals, Education, and Philosophical Methodology in Later Neoplatonism". Universals in Ancient Philosophy. Ed. Riccardo Chiaradonna and Gabriele Galluzzo. Pisa: Edizioni della Scuola Normale, 2014: 353–380.
  • “Hypostasizing Socrates". The Neoplatonic Socrates. Ed. D. Layne and H. Tarrant. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014: 97-108.
  • "Pliable Platonism? Olympiodorus and the Profession of Philosophy in Sixth-Century Alexandria". Plato in the Third Sophistic. Ed. Ryan C. Fowler. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014: 73–97.
  • “Which “Athenodorus” Commented on Aristotle’s Categories?”. Classical Quarterly 63.1 (2013), 199-208.
  • “Proclus on Light as the Vehicle of the Soul”. Dionysius 30 (2012), 161-86.
  • “What has Aristotelian Dialectic to offer a Neoplatonist? A Possible Sample of Iamblichus at Simplicius On the Categories 12,10-13,12″. International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 6.2 (2013): 173-185.
  • “What Does Aristotle Categorize?”. The Peripatetic School Through Alexander of Aphrodisias = Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 55.1. Ed. Michael Edwards and Peter Adamson. London: Institute of Classical Studies, 2012. 69-108.
  • “A Middle Minoan Egg-Cup at the University of British Columbia”. Mouseion 47 (2004), 233-238.
  • “Apollo’s Hawk at Aristophanes, Birds 516″. Classical Quarterly 54.2 (2004), 610-613.

Book Reviews

  • Review of C. Natali and D.S. Hutchinson, Aristotle: His Life and School. In Notre Dame Philosophical Review 2014.01.29 (2014). 
  • Review of J. Cooper, Pursuits of Wisdom. In Classical Review 64.1 (2014): 52-54.
  • Review of R. Sharples, Peripatetic Philosophy. In Journal of Hellenic Studies 133 (2013). 2 pp. MS.
  • Review of B. Freydberg, Philosophy and Comedy: Aristophanes, Logos, and Eros. In Text and Presentation = Comparative Drama Conference Series 6 (2010): 183 – 185.
  • Review of M. Tuominen, The Ancient Commentators on Plato and Aristotle. In Journal of Hellenic Studies 130 (2010): 283 – 284.


  • “Selfhood and Ethics in Plato and Indian Buddhism.” Ethics without Self, Dharma without Atman: Western and Buddhist Philosophical Traditions in Dialogue. Ed. Gordon Davis. 50 pp. MS.
  • “The Ancient Commentators”. Oxford Handbook of Science and Medicine in the Classical World. Ed. Paul Keyser and John Scarborough. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Submitted and accepted.
  • “Olympiodorus of Alexandria.” Brill Handbook of the Ancient Reception of Plato. Eds. Harold Tarrant, Danielle Layne, and Dirk Batlzly. Submitted and accepted.

Conference Organization

  • Co-Organizer, 3rd Canadian Colloquium for Ancient Philosophy. McMaster University, 2016.
  • Co-Organizer, 2nd Canadian Colloquium for Ancient Philosophy. University of British Columbia, May 2014.
  • Ancient and Medieval Area Coordinator, Canadian Philosophical Association Annual Congress. September, 2013–2014.
  • Co-Organizer, 1st Canadian Colloquium for Ancient Philosophy. University of Alberta, May 2012.

Select Presentations

  • "Imagination and the 21st Century University", Keynote Address, UBC Student Leadership Conference, January 2017
  • "Meaning, Method, and Dialectic in Aristotle's Categories," Conference on Aristotle's Earlier Logical Works, New College, University of Oxford, November 2016
  • "Themistius on Rhetoric, Philosophy, and Excellence," University of Oxford Philosophy and Late Antiquity Seminar, May 2015
  • "How Andronicus of Rhodes Made us Read Aristotle's Categories First," Princeton Classical Philosophy Colloquium, December 2014
  • "Aristotle and Alexander on Mental States," American Philosophical Association (Pacific), San Francisco, March 2013
  • "Simplicius of Cilicia’s use of philosophical history," 31st Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy. New York City. October 12, 2013.
  • "The Earliest Commentators," Ancient Commentators on Aristotle Colloquium, London, December 2012
  • "Neoplatonic Psychology and Pedagogy," Karl und Gertrud Abel Conference, University of Trier, December 2012

A full CV is available by request.