I am an associate professor in philosophy at the Universidad de los Andes, where I work in philosophy of mind and action.
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 at Washington University St. Louis.
I’ve been recently awarded a grant by the John Templeton Foundation to develop the Project, “Getting Better at Simple Things: understanding and improving vigilant control.” The goal of this two-year project is to study vigilance, understood as a dimension of self-control, and to create a network of North and Latin American researchers working on the topic. For more information, 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!