I am a philosopher and socio-cultural researcher. My core specialization is 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.
In the upcoming years, I will be working on two postdoc research horizons.
The Reconceptualization of Sexual Difference: Exploring Enactivist Approaches and Pluralist Conceptions to Sex-Gender
Life-scientists are currently seeking complex conceptions of sex and gender to improve research and health care for everybody. This project analyzes the concepts and metaphors that life-scientists are using to do this. The aim is to improve these conceptual tools for a dynamic and pluralist understanding of the sexes.
I have received a NWO Rubicon grant to pursue this project in 2023 at the GenderSci Lab at Harvard and RU Nijmegen.
The project is part of a larger research horizon on integrating existential phenomenology and complex systems theories.
How is Ameliorative Change Possible?
This long-term research horizon looks at what emancipatory change in (gender) norms can learn from ameliorative changes in ordinary (aesthetic) practices. It includes critical work on masculinities and work on aurality as approach to postcolonial critique.
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 have published the results of this project in my dissertation. A further book publication with De Gruyter is in process, and the dissertation is thus embargoed from open access until further notice. Please get in touch with me to access my dissertation.
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