I am an associate professor in philosophy at the Universidad de los Andes, where I work in philosophy of mind and moral psychology.
Before coming to Bogotá, I was Postdoctoral Fellow at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin at the School of Mind and Brain. Before that, I obtained my Ph.D in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology
With Manuel Vargas (UC, San Diego) we have recently been awarded a generous, 3-year, USD $1.2 million grant by the John Templeton Foundation to carry out the Project LATAM Free Will, Agency, and Responsibility. The project consists in a series of seminars and research activities focused on these topics. Our goal cultivate to untapped potential for high-level philosophical work within Latin America and to create dialogues across the Americas that will result in original, creative, and collaborative work. To read about the project, please check the "freewillLATAM" section" of this website.
Prior to this, I held a grant also by the John Templeton Foundation to develop the Project, "Getting Better at Simple Things: understanding and improving vigilant control." This is/was a fun, fun, fun project! Unfortunately, most of its activities have already taken place. To read about some of them and to preview some of the one's that are still in progress, please check the "vigilance" section" of this website.
Also, I am currently a co-investigator in the project "Moral Emotions: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives." Together with my colleague William Jiménez (Psychology Dept.), we are developing a series of experimental tools for studying the social dynamics fostered by different emotions (in particular, indignation and compassion). The project is funded by a grant awarded by the School of Social Sciences at the Universidad de los Andes. More information about this project will be available here soon. Keep your eyes open!