R. Wolfe Randall is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Philosophy. Prior to his arrival at UCSB, he obtained a B.A. in philosophy from Lewis & Clark College. Broadly speaking, his research focuses on epistemology, or theory of knowledge. His proposed dissertation, titled “The Norms and Forms of Assertion”, will examine proposed norms governing the speech act of assertion and how these norms ought (or ought not) dictate advocacy in public fora. This project aims to intersect with rigorous analytic work within philosophy as well as an interdisciplinary focus on the public humanities.