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I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Institut Jean Nicod in Paris, France. Before that, I was at the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas of the National Autonomous University of México (UNAM) in Mexico City. My PhD in Philosophy was received from the University of California Santa Barbara in March 2011, and my MA in History & Philosophy of Science from the University of Athens HPS Department in 2005.

My main research interests are in the Philosophy of Mind & Language, concentrating on Tense, Indexicals & Perception, and the Philosophy of Time. For a detailed description of my current research project see this Project Proposal.

The UCSB dissertation (Tensed Belief) presents a novel account of the content of a tensed belief that bridges approaches from the philosophy of time and the literature on indexicals. I argue that the way to understand tensed belief and explain timely action should be closely tied to instances of perception. My account of tensed belief can also be used to defend a tenseless account of Time against forceful objections.