Who am I?

Alex is a philosopher and interdisciplinary socio-cultural researcher, specializing in conceptions of sex-gender.

They are currently researching The Reconceptualization of Sexual Difference in the life-sciences, as postdoctoral fellow at the GenderSci Lab at Harvard University, with the support of an NWO Rubicon grant.

Alex completed a PhD in 2021 at ASCA. Drawing on critical theory, metaphysics, and interdisciplinary research on gender, this project spells out a view of Genders as Genres. Alex has since lectured at Universiteit van Amsterdam in the departments of Literary and Cultural Analysis and in Philosophy.

Alex has a Bachelor in Philosophy and in Socio-Cultural Anthropology from Münster University, where they are associated with the Center for Philosophy of Science. Alex studied music at ArtEZ and holds a Research MA in Philosophy from RU Nijmegen.

Together with Rose Trappes, they convene the DEFPoS Reading Group on feminist philosophy of science.

What did I do before?

Lecturer at Universiteit van Amsterdam
(2021 – 2022)
As Lecturer in Literary & Cultural Analysis and in Philosophy, I taught and designed BA and MA courses. More on teaching…

PhD Researcher at Universiteit van Amsterdam
(2016 – 2021)
I completed my PhD research project, “What does it mean to be of a particular gender?”. More…

Visiting PhD Student at MIT and Sheffield University
(2018 – 2018 and 2019 – 2019)

Lecturer at Bochum University
(2018 – 2018)

Lecturer at Münster University
(2016 – 2016)

Guitar Teacher at Music School Max-Reger in Hagen
(2015 – 2016)

Student Assistant at Center for Philosophy of Science, Münster University
(2011 – 2012)