I am a philosopher and socio-cultural researcher with a core specialization in conceptualizing what sex-gender is and in what way it is part of our existence.
Feel free to drop me a line, if you're curious about my work or interested in collaborating. I am always interested in a chat.
My research is supported by the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, I am affiliated with the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Literary and Cultural Analysis.
Phenomenology; Existentialism; Critical Theory; Philosophy of Science; Gender Studies; Enactivism; 4ECognition; Philosophy of Culture; Social Philosophy; Metaphysics; Aesthetics; Decolonial Theory; Genre Theory
I am currently preparing an application for postdoc research funding. In the upcoming years, I will be working on two postdoc research horizons: on Existence in Complex Systems and on Ameliorative Change.
Existence in Complex Systems: Reconceptualizing Sexual Difference
This project reconceptualizes sexual difference by integrating existentialism and complex systems approaches to the biology of sexual difference. It is the first building block in my long term research horizon of integrating existentialism and systems theory.
How is Ameliorative Change Possible?
This project looks at what emancipatory change in (gender) norms can learn from ameliorative changes in ordinary (aesthetic) practices.
I have completed and successfully defended my PhD research project on what it means to be of a particular gender, with a dissertation entitled "Genders as Genres: Understanding Dynamic Categories", supervised by Prof. dr. Beate Rössler and Prof. dr. Robin Celikates (FU Berlin).
I am currently publishing the results of this project. A book publication with De Gruyter is in process and the dissertation is thus embargoed until further notice; until then, please get in touch with me if you are interested in my work.
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