I am an associate professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University. I work mainly in metaphysics, social philosophy, and feminist theory, but have interests also in issues at the intersection of metaphysics and other subphoto-on-12-sep-2016-at-14-24fields, such as philosophy of language, mind, and logic, epistemology, and aesthetics. I have written on questions related to essence and modality, response-dependence, realism and anti-realism, naturalism, sex and gender, and social construction, and am working on a book manuscript on the metaphysics of social categories, entitled Categories We Live By, under contract with Oxford University Press. My CV.