With this meeting, we hope to promote generative, interdisciplinary discussions between senior investigators and the next generation of scholars who will study the nature and boundaries of our capacity to exercise control. We are therefore excited to welcome the following junior scholars to the conference as invited attendees.

Jennifer Daigle, Yale, Philosophy

Jennifer is a graduate student at Yale University. Her interests are broadly situated in moral philosophy and psychology, as well as ancient philosophy, and include such topics as: the moral emotions, free will and moral responsibility, and Aristotle’s ethics. Currently, she is working on the various issues involved in developing a groundwork for a neo-Aristotelian project in ethics, particularly as these relate to conceptualizing the human life form and our ability to know about it.

Joanna Demaree-Cotton, Yale, Philosophy

Joanna is a graduate student at Yale University. Joanna's research investigates questions at the intersection of empirical psychology, moral philosophy, and epistemology, focusing especially on how findings in empirical psychology can shed light on the moral and epistemic status of judgment-forming processes. In recent work she has been examining the basis of folk ascriptions of moral responsibility and asking how psychology can help us identify distorting influences on our philosophical intuitions.

Samuel Murray, Notre Dame, Philosophy

Sam is a graduate student at the University of Notre Dame and a research fellow at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá. He works on issues in the philosophy of mind, cognitive neuroscience, ethics, and moral psychology. HIs current projects include looking into the relationship between mind wandering and prospective memory and studying the role that vigilance plays in self-control.

BoKyung Park, Boston College, Pyschology

BoKyung is a Postdoctoral Fellow at Boston College. She uses fMRI approaches to investigate how people perceive others with shared and non-shared group memberships and values, and the consequential behavior towards others. She received her B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from Seoul National University, and her Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University.

Sam Sims, FSU, Philosophy

Sam is a graduate student at Florida State University. His interests include self-control, free will, moral responsibility, cognitive science, and experimental philosophy. His dissertation is about moral responsibility and reactive attitudes, and his M.A. thesis was about the philosophical implications of the science of self-control. He is also working on experimental philosophy projects that investigate how people make judgments of moral responsibility.

Lily Tsoi, Boston College, Psychology

Lily is a graduate student at Boston College where she works with Liane Young. Her work employs behavioral, neuroimaging, and eye-tracking methods to investigate the role of theory of mind in moral judgments and behaviors across different social contexts. Her recent work with adults examines neural representations supported by brain regions implicated in social cognition across cooperative and competitive interactions, and her recent work with children examines whether preschool children are better able to reason about minds in competitive versus cooperative contexts.