Research Projects

The Cognitive Architecture of Hatred

Does hatred have a social function? Is it different from anger?

Gruesomeness and Perceived Formidability

What is the point of gruesome behavior?

Mechanisms and Evolutionary Function of Shame

What are the functions of shame?

Morbid Curiosity

What is morbid curiosity?

The Allure of Violence

Why are we captivated by violence?

Horror, Cognition, and Play

Why do we play with fear?

Skills

Hormone Analysis

Eye Tracking

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Molecular Lab

Behavioral Analysis

Interviewing

Academic Positions

 
 
 
 
 

Visiting Researcher

Interacting Minds Centre

Oct 2017 – Nov 2017 Aarhus University, Denmark
Designed and conducted a field experiment at a haunted house attraction.
 
 
 
 
 

Fellow

Institute for Mind and Biology

Jul 2017 – Present The University of Chicago
Behavioral Biology Laboratory
 
 
 
 
 

PhD Student

Department of Comparative Human Development

Oct 2016 – Present The University of Chicago
Behavioral biology concentration

Teaching

Mind II - Mechanisms of the Mind (UChicago, 2020)

Lecturer

Mind I - Historical & Philosophical Foundations of the Mind (UChicago, 2019, x2)

Lecturer

Computing for the Social Sciences (UChicago, 2019)

TA for Ben Soltoff

Mind III - The Mind in Context (UChicago, 2019)

Teaching Intern for Jean Decety

Mind II - Mechanisms of the Mind (UChicago, 2019)

Teaching Intern for Katherine Krpan

Mind I - Historical & Philosophical Foundations of the Mind (UChicago, 2018)

Teaching Intern for Dario Maestripieri

Intro to Comparative Human Development (UChicago, 2018)

TA for Eugene Raikhel

Intro to Biology Laboratory (UCO, 2014-16)

Instructor - 9 sections

Embryology (UCO, 2015)

TA for Nikki Seagraves

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