Dr. Alex Thinius
Preferably “they” / “Mx“.
My OrcID: 0000-0002-7296-4891
The Reconceptualization of Sexual Difference
How is Emancipatory Change Possible?
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)