I am a researcher interested in our experience of time (and paradigmatic temporal phenomena) and in social cognition.
To date, most of my published research focuses upon our perceptual and agentive experience of things as they fall within time, but I am interested in issues concerning the relationship between our lives - considered individually and interpersonally - and time quite generally. This varies from the nature of one's passing thoughts, emotions, and moods, to how time is represented in the visual arts and literature, and to some of the ways in which we jointly act in and experience the world.
Much of my research is phenomenological in nature. This means, broadly, that I am largely concerned with the detailed study of human experience. Like much of the research in this area, I am mostly concerned with aspects of experience that are so common and central to our lives that we typically overlook them. In addition to our awareness of time, these aspects of experience include the sense in which we feel connected to others, the sense in which we can experience the world with others (rather than merely alongside others), and ways in which we can experience things as present and/or absent. I am becoming increasingly interested in atypical forms of experience, including experiences of grief and trauma, both because these have characteristic features that can potentially be illuminated by phenomenological research, and because they can shed light on what we typically take for granted in our everyday experience of the world.