I am currently a third year graduate student at the University of Connecticut.  I am in the early stages of my dissertation project with Michael P. Lynch on the topic of public discourse, reasons, and rational persuasion titled: ``Common ground and public discourse". I am also currently a Research Assistant for the UCHI Public Discourse Project and the Templeton funded Intellectual Humility and Public Discourse research project. You can read more about the projects, the research team, find links to current events and reading lists, and funding for your own research through PDP here. Other recent projects have included work on illocutionary silencing and oppression in language, supervised by Mitch Green.