I have a PhD in philosophy of mind and cognitive science from the City University of New York Graduate Center. My research concerns the ways in which we think about and ascribe mental and bodily states to ourselves and others. I'm interested in how thinking about ourselves fails to work (which it sometimes does), in particular how we think — incorrectly and correctly — about our bodies, including body (mis)representation, imitation, and the sense of bodily ownership.

Lately I've begun to explore these persistent questions of bodily ownership and the self as narrative through creative nonfiction. My writing and thinking continues to be shaped by my small-town Kansas upbringing and my relocation to New York, where I now live with my wife and son and daughter.

I've taught philosophy and writing courses at Harvard University, Princeton University, and Hunter College. I was Assistant Director of the McGraw Center for Teaching & Learning at Princeton, where I (among other things) designed and implemented academic-skills programs for undergraduates. I have also served as Assistant Dean for Curriculum and Undergraduate Programs at Hunter College, and Interim Associate Provost of Strategic Initiatives and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

I've spent a fair amount of time teaching essay writing and helping undergraduate and graduate students develop strong academic skills.  Which means I've got opinions, many of them perhaps even true, about impostor syndrome, Growth Mindset, flow, self-regulated learning, and the like.

Have a look around. Think up a question and ask me at rrm@roblinmeeks.com. Feel free to subscribe (at no cost to you) to my creative nonfiction newsletter "How to Talk to Yourself" at howtotalk.substack.com.

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