I am a PhD candidate in philosophy at Princeton University and a member of the Program in Classical Philosophy. Beginning in Fall 2021, I'll be an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Houston.
I specialize in ancient philosophy. My dissertation, supervised by Benjamin Morison and Hendrik Lorenz, investigates sophia (wisdom) in Plato and Aristotle. I also have a serious side-interest in ancient skepticism, particularly the works of Sextus Empiricus.
Outside of classical philosophy, I'm interested in social philosophy and Chinese philosophy.
Before joining Princeton in 2016, I earned my B.A. in philosophy at Wellesley College.
Here is my CV.
I was born and raised in New York City. When I'm not doing philosophy, I enjoy propagating succulents, making pinch pots, and practicing Ashtanga yoga.
You can contact me at cyau [at] princeton [dot] edu.