I am a philosopher specialising in the philosophy of mind at its intersections with the cognitive sciences (mostly psychology and the brain sciences) and metaphysics. 

Currently I am a visiting fellow at Ophelia Deroy's Cognition, Values and Behavior lab at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, funded by the DAAD.

I earned my Ph.D. in philosophy in 2020 from the University of Miami, under the wonderfully helpful supervision of Berit Brogaard, and also enjoying the advising of Magdalena Balcerak-Jackson and Eli Chudnoff, my internal committee members. During this time I held fellowships from the Fulbright program and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where I spent a year as a visiting student, kindly hosted and advised by E.J. Green and Alex Byrne.

 

Previously I obtained an M.A. and a B.A. in philosophy, both from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). For my M.A. my main areas of concentration were metaphysics and ontology. My thesis was directed by Edgar González Varela, and examined by Axel Barceló and Ricardo Salles. I graduated from my B.A. with a thesis on the connections between metaphysics and the good life in the philosophy of Spinoza, supervised by Luis Ramos-Alarcon.

Recently I have been working on the metaphysics of attention, with the aim to articulate an essentialist and neuro-functional account that can be useful in the empirical investigation of consciousness. You can read more about my research here

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