Dr. Alex Thinius

Preferably “they” / “Mx“.

Please get in touch with me to learn more about my work or to collaborate:

My OrcID: orcid.org/0000-0002-7296-4891

Find me and my work on academia.edu, research gate, linked in, and the University of Amsterdam.

Research Projects

The Reconceptualization of Sexual Difference

How is Emancipatory Change Possible?

The Gender & Ontology Project

Who am I?

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.

I am also a trained socio-cultural anthropologist and musician.

What am I doing?



4E Cognition



Postcolonial & Critical Theory

Socio-Cultural Anthropology

Interdisciplinary Gender Studies

Masculinity-Critical Research

Social Reproduction Theory

Transgender Studies

Genre Theory



Where am I doing this?

Since 2021, I am employed as Lecturer/Adjunct Professor in Literary & Cultural Analysis, Universiteit van Amsterdam. More on teaching…

My postdoctoral research project at the GenderSci Lab at Harvard University researches The Reconceptualization of Sexual Difference in the life-sciences.

Together with Rose Trappes, I convene the DEFPoS Reading Group.

What did I do before?

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)