top of page
Photo_01-(version-2)_edited.jpg

I work at the intersection of the philosophy of mind (particularly emotion), epistemology, and cognitive science. In 2022-2024 I am a SNSF Postdoctoral Fellow at City University of New York, and at the University of Toronto. In 2024-2028 I will be a Postdoctoral Fellow at Central European University on the “Knowledge in Crisis” Project.

 

My research focuses on ways in which emotion guides cognition in valuable ways. Here are some projects I have worked on:

- the nature of "epistemic anxiety", its role in epistemic states of doubt, and its epistemic value and virtue

- the role of cognitive feelings (confusion, uncertainty) in guiding our inquiring activities 

- the nature and rationality conditions of hope, and its role in guiding mental time travel (the salience and valence of imagined futures)

My next project will focus on the role of emotion in epistemic competence, and the kind of agency at play in the ability to skilfully exploit the information provided by our feelings (curiosity, surprise, confidence, boredom) towards adopting the appropriate epistemic position.

You can view my CV here.

PUBLICATIONS

Forthcoming. Inquiring about the Future: The Epistemic Motivation in Hope. Canadian Journal of Philosophy

Forthcoming. Is Hope More Like Faith or More Like Worry?. Thought

2024. The Epistemic Virtue of Anxiety, In The Moral Psychology of Anxiety, eds. Rondel, D. & Chopra, S. Rowman and Littlefield.

2019. Passions et Psychopathologie, In Origgi, G. (ed.), Dictionnaire des Passions Sociales. Presses Universitaires de France.

2019. Darker Sides of Guilt, In Cokelet, B. & Maley, C. (eds.), Moral Psychology of Guilt. Rowman and Littlefield. (with Julien Deonna)

2018. Epistemic Anxiety, Adaptive Cognition, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Discipline Filosofiche: Philosophical Perspectives on Affective Experience and Psychopathology, 137.

2018. « Anxiété », version académique, In Kristanek, M. (ed.), l’Encyclopédie philosophique. URL: http://encyclo-philo.fr/anxiete-a/

EDUCATION

Ph.D., PHILOSOPHY (2017-2021)

Institut Jean Nicod (École Normale Supérieure), Swiss Center for Affective Sciences (University of Geneva). Dissertation awarded with highest honors.

Thesis Supervisors: Fabrice Teroni, Jérôme Dokic

Members of Defense Jury: Jennifer Nagel, Michael Brady, Anne Meylan, Elisabeth Pacherie

MASTER OF SCIENCE (2011-2013)

Philosophy of Mental Disorder, King’s College London, UK. Awarded with Distinction

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (2019-2022)

Paris-Sorbonne VIII, Paris, FR

BACHELOR OF ARTS, PHILOSOPHY (2007-2011)

Paris-Sorbonne IV, Paris, FR

EDITED VOLUMES

WORRY AND WELL-BEING

Synthese Topical Collection on "Anxiety: its Nature, Value, and Challenges", co-edited with Charlie Kurth.

Vegas Scream

TEACHING

Spring 2024

PRIMARY INSTRUCTOR, "COGNITIVE SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY"

Undergraduate Course, Columbia University, New York City

Spring 2024

PRIMARY INSTRUCTOR, "PHILOSOPHY OF PSYCHOLOGY"

Undergraduate Course offered to both Philosophy and Psychology students, Baruch College, City University of New York

Spring 2023

PRIMARY INSTRUCTOR, "INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY"

Undergraduate Introductory level course: “Major Issues in Philosophy”, Baruch College, City University of New York

Fall 2021

PRIMARY INSTRUCTOR, "ART AND EMOTION"

Graduate Philosophy course (Master and Advanced Bachelor students) on the topic of "Art and Emotions" (Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Aesthetics). University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Spring 2019

TEACHING ASSISTANT, "META-ETHICS"

Advanced Undergraduate course in Meta-ethics (Value theory, Ethics, Moral Philosophy). University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Fall 2022

GUEST LECTURER

“Emotions and Activism”, University of Groningen (as part of a Global Health course), Spring 2023
“Emotions and Leadership”, University of Groningen (as part of a Business Ethics course), Fall 2022

PUBLIC PHILOSOPHY

istock_csa-archive_confused.jpeg

ESSAY

Happy Teenager

BLOG POST

Sand Dunes

PODCAST

Hand Hygiene

BLOG POST

The Nature of Confusion

An essay on confusion, its metacognitive nature and its value in guiding us through obstacles in the process of learning. Published in the online magazine Aeon/Psyche

Imagining with Hope

A post on hopeful imaginings, their characteristics, and epistemic value, written together with Steve Humbert-Droz, and published in "The Junkyard", a scholarly blog devoted to the study of imagination.

From Eco-Anxiety to Eco-Hope

In this podcast series in french, several researchers discuss the role of emotions in our management of the climate crisis. In the episode "From Eco-anxiety to Eco-hope", I share some thoughts on the nature of anxiety, and its positive counterpart: hope.

OCD and Anxiety

A post on Epistemic Anxiety and Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, published in “Imperfect Cognitions”, a blog dedicated to irrational beliefs, cognitive distortions, delusions, etc.

CONTACT

Merci pour votre envoi !

unnamed%20(1)_edited.jpg
bottom of page