Who am I?

Alex is a philosopher and socio-cultural researcher. Their core specialization is conceptualizing what sex-gender is and in what way it is part of our existence.

In 2023, they are researching The Reconceptualization of Sexual Difference in the life-sciences, as visiting 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 and metaphysics, this project spells out a view of Genders as Genres. They have 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 were a member of the Center for Philosophy of Science. Alex studied music at ArtEZ and holds a Research MA (cum laude) in Philosophy from RU Nijmegen.

What am I doing?

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at RU Nijmegen and at the GenderSci Lab at Harvard University.

My postdoctoral project researches The Reconceptualization of Sexual Difference in the life-sciences.

Together with Rose Trappes, I 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)