Since June 2016, I am a Research Fellow (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Thomas Institut at the University of Cologne). I'm helping out on a project that aims at providing scholarly digital editions of Averroes' works.
From June 2015 to June 2016, I was Visiting Researcher at the Department of Philosophy at University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. From 2013 to 2015, I was a post-doctoral Fellow at The Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Department of Philosophy at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
My area of specialization is Medieval Philosophy. I finished my PhD in Philosophy at McGill University in Montreal, Québec, Canada, in 2012, with a thesis on the notion of scientia in the Latin West in the twelfth century under the supervision of Calvin Normore (McGill/UCLA) and Carlos Fraenkel (McGill). My internal examiner was Stephen Menn (McGill/Humbolt-Berlin) and my external was Henrik Lagerlund (Western Ontario).
Visit my Research page in this website for information about my current projects.
I was born and raised in Costa Rica, but emigrated to Canada in 2001 and became a Canadian citizen in 2006. Besides philosophy and the history of philosophy, I love travelling, taking photographs and learning foreign languages . My wife and I are avid travelers. We have done 3 circumnavigations and have set foot in all continents except Antarctica. For the past 10 years or so we've been interested especially in East Asia with trips to Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan and Cambodia.