About me

I’m a philosopher who uses cross-disciplinary methods to study the contours of human cognition and how it shapes, and is shaped by, our social, cultural, and moral worlds. 

Presently, I’m an Assistant Professor with the department of philosophy at Purdue University in Indiana. Additionally, I am the Director of the College of Liberal Arts’ inaugural Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence (VRAI) Lab and the soon-to-be launched Purdue Normativity and Cognitions (PuNCs) experimental philosophy Lab. Just prior, for the 2021 to 2022 academic year, I was a Sessional Assistant Professor with the department of philosophy and cognitive science program at York University in Toronto, Canada.

From 2018 to 2021, I was a Provost Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, working in the Department of Philosophy with Lisa Miracchi and the MIRA group. I earned my PhD in philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center in 2018.

You can find out more about my published workresearch topics, conferences I’ve presented at, my updated cv, my prior teaching, my dissertation, and how to contact me by navigating through the tabs above or by emailing me at jglavin [at] purdue [dot] edu I’m also on twitter. Thanks for visiting.

News: In December 2022 my proposal to create a Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence lab was awarded nearly $100,000 from the Provosts’ Instructional Equipment Grant at Purdue.

updated 12.2022