About Me

I’m a philosopher at the University of Pittsburgh, where I work primarily on German rationalism from Leibniz to Kant and contemporary questions in the philosophy of perception. I wrote my dissertation, “Experiential Self-Consciousness” (2017), under the supervision of Stephen Engstrom and John McDowell. A copy of my CV is here.

Before being at Pitt, I studied in Cambridge, UC Berkeley and the University of Utrecht. I’m Dutch by nationality, and I grew up in The Hague. To illustrate, this is what my high school looks like (has “philosophy” written all over it doesn’t it?):


Outside of philosophy, I enjoy reading (early 20th century German) and cooking (French and Italian).