Department of Communication
Karen Blixens Plads 8
2300 København S
Date of Birth: 26 May 1973
Place of Birth: Aarhus, Denmark
Areas of Specialization
• Philosophy of Mind (especially philosophy of perception and social cognition)
Areas of Competence
Wittgenstein; metaphilosophy; history of twentieth century philosophy
2002 PhD in Philosophy, University of Aarhus
1998 Cand. phil. [Danish MA] in Philosophy, University of Aarhus
1996 BA in Philosophy, University of Aarhus
2012- Associate Professor of Philosophy, Center for Subjectivity Research and Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen
2009-12 Post doc researcher, Danish National Research Foundation: Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen
2006-10 RCUK Academic Fellow and Lecturer, Dept of Philosophy, University of Hull (resigned by February 2010)
2003-06 Post doc researcher, Danish National Research Foundation: Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen
2002 Teaching fellow, Dept of Philosophy, University of Aarhus
Grants and Fellowships
2013-16 8,400,000 DKK grant as part of the University of Copenhagen Excellence Programme for Interdisciplinary Research (UCPH 2016), project entitled The disrupted “we”: Shared intentionality and its psychopathological distortions (with D. Zahavi [PI] and J. Parnas).
2008-11 Two Hull University 80th Anniversary PhD studentships (together with Dr Tjeerd Jellema, Dept of Psychology) in ‘Understanding Others’ Actions’.
2006-11 Research Councils UK Academic Fellowship. (cf. http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/acfellow/what.htm)
2005 9 months grant from the Nordic Research Council for the Humanities (NOS-H) as part of the project “Rearticulations of Reason: Recent Currents”. The project was led by Leila Haaparanta, University of Tampere, Finland.
2003-05 2 years postdoctoral grant from the Carlsberg Foundation.
2020 Einar Hansen’s Research Foundation: prize for outstanding research in the humanities (SEK 150,000)
Editor (along with K. Romdenh-Romluc and D. R. Cerbone) of the book series Routledge Research in Phenomenology with Routledge Press (since 2011).
Member of the Editorial Committee of Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences (since February 2007).
• Articles: Australasian Journal of Philosophy; Behavioral and Brain Sciences; British Journal for the History of Philosophy; Consciousness and Cognition; Continental Philosophy Review; Dialogue: Canadian Philosophical Review; Ergo; Études phénoménologiques – Phenomenological Studies; Erkenntnis; European Journal of Analytic Philosophy; European Journal of Philosophy; Husserl Studies; Inquiry; International Journal of Philosophical Studies; Journal of the American Philosophical Association; Journal of Applied Philosophy; Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology; Journal of Consciousness Studies; Journal of the History of Philosophy; Journal of Social Ontology; Mind; New Ideas in Psychology; Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences; Philosophical Psychology; Sats: Nordic Journal of Philosophy; Southern Journal of Philosophy; Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy; Synthese; Theoria; The Philosophical Quarterly.
• Books: Acumen; Lexington Books; The MIT Press; Ohio University Press; Oxford University Press; Routledge; Springer.
• Conferences: 105th Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology (Austin, Texas, 2013).
• Grant Applications: German Research Foundation (DFG) (2022); Dutch Research Council (NWO) (2022); The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) (2022); National Science Centre Poland (2020); Paris Institute for Advanced Study (2019); European Research Council (2019); The Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation (2018 and 2019); The Czech Science Foundation (2015); The Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (2012); The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2009).
• Applications for Promotion: Kent State University (2022); Södertörn University (2020); University of Iceland (2016).
Other professional activities:
• Director of the MA Programme in Cognition and Communication, Dept of Communication, the University of Copenhagen (from February 2020 until August 2022).
• Member of the Scientific Committee of Östersjöstiftelsen (The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies; January 2020 until September 2022).
• President of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology (since June 2017).
• Member of the executive committee of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology (since April 2011).
• Member of the National Bibliometric Committee for Philosophy, History of Ideas and Theory of Science (from January 2014 until December 2021).
• Official PhD examiner/opponent: Juan Toro (University of Copenhagen, 18 November 2020), Jonathan O’Rourke (NUI Galway, 28 January 2019), James Jardine (University of Copenhagen, 27 January 2017), Ramus Gahrn-Andersen (University of Southern Denmark, 12 January 2017), Felipe León (University of Copenhagen, 30 November 2016), Tarjei Mandt Larsen (University of Tromsø, 30 August 2016), Patrizio Lo Presti (Lund University, 4 February 2016), Kristian Moltke Martiny (University of Copenhagen, 4 November 2015), Tero Vaaja (University of Jyväskylä, 19 September, 2015), Anthony Edward Wilde (University of Hull, 18 November 2013), Søren Engelsen (University of Southern Denmark, 28 October 2013), Jacob Rump (Emory University, 17 October 2012), Gabriel Malenfant (The University of Iceland, 10 February 2012).
• Chair of the assessment committee for a post doc in Philosophy, University of Copenhagen (2021).
• Chair of the assessment committee for a full-time scientific assistant in Cognition and Communication (2020).
• Chair of the assessment committee for a part-time associate professorship in philosophy of psychiatry, Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication, University of Copenhagen (2017).
• Chair of the assessment committee for PhD applications to the Department of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen (2015).
• Chair of the assessment committee for two post doc fellowships and two PhD fellowships, Dept of Media, Cognition and Communication, University of Copenhagen (2012, 2011).
International Studies and Research
2001 4 months of Ph.D. research at State University of New York at Stony Brook, USA.
2000 1 month of Ph. D. research at the Husserl-Archives, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
1996-97 10 months of philosophy studies at the University of Constance (Konstanz), Germany.
Organized Conferences and Symposia
NoSP Online PhD Workshop, 22 April 2021 (workshop for Nordic PhD students).
Workshop on Contemporary Phenomenology, University of Copenhagen, 18-20 February, 2020.
Phenomenology of Social Life (17th Annual Conference of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology), University of Copenhagen, 25-27 April, 2019.
CFS Spring School: Empathy, Direct Perception and Other Minds (organized with D. Zahavi), University of Copenhagen, 29-31 March, 2017.
Reason and Experience (organized with R. T. Jensen, J. Gersel, and M. S. Thaning), University of Copenhagen, 31 Oct.-1 Nov., 2013.
Experiential Reasons (organized with R. T. Jensen, J. Gersel, and M. S. Thaning), University of Copenhagen, 29-30 Oct., 2013.
The Significance of Phenomenology (11th Annual Conference of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology), University of Copenhagen, 18-20 April, 2013.
Meeting of the International Association for Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences (organized with Joel Krueger), Rochester Riverside Convention Center, NY, USA, 1 Nov., 2012.
Copenhagen Summer School in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, University of Copenhagen. Organized every year since 2010.
Meeting of the International Association for Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences (organized with Joel Krueger), Sheraton Society Hill, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 19 Oct., 2011.
The Embodied Mind, University of Hull, UK, 9-10 July, 2007.
Madness and Irrationality, University of Copenhagen, 8-9 Oct., 2004.
More than 35 courses taught or co-taught (BA, MA and PhD level) at the Universities of Copenhagen, Hull, and Aarhus. I have also taught at the Universities of Wuppertal (Erasmus teacher exchange 2013), Boğaziçi (Erasmus t. e., 2011), and Rijeka (PhD course, 2010). Full list of courses taught is available on request.
In addition, I have supervised more than 40 MA theses at the University of Copenhagen.
Main supervisor: Mette Vesterager (2021-), Helene Borregaard Stephensen (2019-), Yuko Ishihara (2013-16). Co-supervisor: Lukas Nehlsen (Universität zu Köln, 2022-), Max Minden Ribeiro (Lunds Unversitet, 2021-), Simon Høffding (2012-15), Zhida Luo (2011-14).
More than 90 papers presented worldwide.