Dr. Alex Thinius
Preferably “they”, “Alex”, “Mx“.
Please get in touch with me if you are curious about my work or interested in collaborating.
My OrcID: orcid.org/0000-0002-7296-4891
You’ll find me and my work on academia.edu, research gate, linked in, and the University of Amsterdam.
The Reconceptualization of Sexual Difference
This project researches recent dynamic and pluralist reconceptualizations of sexual difference in the life-sciences. It integrates perspectives in science studies, enactivism, and complex systems approaches. It is a first building block in a long term project on existentialism and complex systems science.
How is Ameliorative Change Possible?
This project looks at what emancipatory change in (gender) norms can learn from ameliorative changes in ordinary (aesthetic) practices.
Who am I, what am I doing, and where am I?
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.
I am also a trained socio-cultural anthropologist and musician. I live with my partner in North Holland, where we share a home with two cats.
What I Do
Postcolonial & Critical Theory
Interdisciplinary Gender Studies
Social Reproduction Theory
Lecturer, Literary & Cultural Analysis and Philosophy, Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Lecturer at Bochum University
(2018 – 2018)
Together with Laura Martena, I designed and taught an introductory course in epistemology, argumentation theory, and critical theory around the theme “Conspiracy Theories”, addressing BA philosophy students.
Guitar Teacher at Music School Max-Reger in Hagen
(2015 – 2016)
I taught guitar to beginners.
Student Assistant at Center for Philosophy of Science, Münster University
(2011 – 2012)
I worked as Student Assistant at the Center for Philosophy of Science in Münster.