I’m a Lecturer (Assistant Professor equivalent) in the Department of Philosophy at Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia. In August 2020, I will join the Department of Philosophy at York University, in Toronto, Canada, as an Assistant Professor (tenure-track).

My research interests lie at the intersection of philosophy of mind and action, metaphysics, and ethics. I also work on ethical issues related to artificial intelligence. (Here is an interview I did recently on the AI Australia podcast on the topic of bias in machine-learning systems.)

From 2016-17, I was a Philosophy and Science of Self-Control Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Florida State University. From 2014-16, I was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at The University of Arizona. In 2013-14, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Montreal.

I completed my Ph.D. in philosophy in 2013 at the University of British Columbia, under the supervision of Paul Russell. My other committee members were Murat Aydede, Matt Bedke, and Derk Pereboom.

I’m currently writing a monograph (under contract) for Oxford University Press, which develops a realist theory of free agency.

In the fall of 2011, I was a visiting graduate fellow at The Sage School of Philosophy at Cornell University. In the spring of 2012, I was a visiting short-term scholar in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona.

Oisín’ is pronounced Oh-Sheen. Just say “Sheen,” as in “Martin Sheen,” then stick an “Oh” in front.