About Me

I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Temple University. Previously, I was an Andrew W. Mellon fellow in the Humanities at Stanford University, and before that, a lecturer in Philosophy at New York University.

I received my PhD from NYU in 2014. My committee members were Paul Boghossian (chair), Ned Block, Jim Pryor, and Crispin Wright. I went to college at UC Berkeley and graduated with a double major in Philosophy and Cognitive Science.

Between college and grad school, I spent two years as a research assistant for Anne Treisman in the Psychology Department in Princeton, running fMRI and behavioral experiments on the cognitive neuroscience of attention. In 2009, I was a visiting student at the École Normale Supérieure and the Institut Jean Nicod in Paris, France.

You are warmly welcome to send me questions or comments on any aspect of my research/teaching, especially if you are a student interested in working on related topics. My email address is alshanetsky (at) temple (dot) edu.

My office address is:

Anderson Hall, Rm. 741
1114 Polett Walk
Philadelphia PA 19122

A recent CV is available here