Who I Am

I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Mount Saint Mary’s University, Los Angeles. Before coming to The Mount in 2015, I was a Resident Scholar at UC MEXUS, whose headquarters is at UC Riverside. Before that, I was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Latin American Studies at The College of William & Mary (2009-2014). I earned my Ph.D. in Philosophy from UCR in 2012.

While at work, I specialize in 20th Century Mexican Philosophy, Latin American philosophy, and the philosophy of race and immigration. I also continue to work on Greek philosophy (particularly the figure of Socrates), existentialism (particularly Kierkegaard), and the history of analytic philosophy (particularly Wittgenstein). The title of my dissertation was The Virtues of Irony and Silence: An Ethical Reading of Socrates, Kierkegaard, and Wittgenstein.

While at home, I specialize in making dinner. I earned a culinary certificate at the University of Richmond. I also like to garden, play golf, drink good beer, and occasionally brew my own. I am a BJCP beer judge and when time permits, I enjoy judging beer competitions.

Finally, and most importantly, I am the proud father of Sofía Belén, who was born on March 11, 2017.

The photo above is of the Guadalquivir River, which we visited in December of 2016.