Hi! I work at the intersection of philosophy of mind (particularly emotion), epistemology, and cognitive science. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Interdisciplinary Center For Affective Science in Geneva, Switzerland. In the Fall of 2022 I will start a postdoctoral fellowship at City University of New York, Graduate Center, and in 2023-2024 I will be a Visiting Scholar at the University of Toronto, hosted by Jennifer Nagel.
My postdoctoral project is entitled "How we feel the future: hope, anxiety, and hypothetical thinking" and concerns the emotion-cognition interactions at play in our apprehension of future possibilities and their value for us.
I completed my PhD jointly at the Institut Jean Nicod in Paris and at the University of Geneva, under the supervision of Jérôme Dokic and Fabrice Teroni. In 2019-2020 I was a Visiting Fellow at the New York University Philosophy department, hosted by Jane Friedman.
PHD, PHILOSOPHY (2021)
Joint PhD in Philosophy and Cognitive Science - Institut Jean Nicod and University of Geneva. Dissertation awarded with highest honors.
MASTER OF SCIENCE (2013)
Philosophy of Mental Disorder, King’s College London, UK. Awarded with Distinction
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (2022)
Paris-Sorbonne VIII, Paris, FR
BACHELOR OF ARTS, PHILOSOPHY (2011)
Paris-Sorbonne IV, Paris, FR
Vazard, J. (forthcoming). The Doxastic Profile of the Compulsive Re-checker. Philosophical Explorations
Vazard, J., Kurth, C. (forthcoming). Introduction to the Topical Collection, “Worry and Wellbeing: Understanding the Nature, Value, and Challenges of Anxiety”. Synthese
Vazard, J. (forthcoming). Book review for "Psychopathology and Philosophy of Mind", edited by Valentina Cardella and Amelia Gangemi. Philosophical Psychology
Vazard, J. (2019). Passions et Psychopathologie, In Origgi, G. (ed.), Dictionnaire des Passions Sociales. Presses Universitaires de France.
Vazard, J. & Deonna, J. (2019). Darker Sides of Guilt, In Cokelet, B. & Maley, C. (eds.), Moral Psychology of Guilt. Rowman and Littlefield.
Vazard, J. (2018). Epistemic Anxiety, Adaptive Cognition, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Discipline Filosofiche: Philosophical Perspectives on Affective Experience and Psychopathology, 137.
Joint Meeting Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP) and the European Society (ESPP), University of Milan, Italy - July 22nd
Emotions and Deviations in Prospective Cognition
International Society for Research on Emotion (ISRE), University of Southern California, Los Angeles - July 15th 2022
Desirable futures: Reframing the Role of Hope in Depression
Groupe de Recherche en Epistémologie, Collège de France – Paris, December 2020
Questioning one’s Mind: Epistemic Anxiety and the Virtue of Epistemic Cautiousness
Philosophy of Psychology Seminar, New York University – New York, February 2020
Am I wrong about this? Epistemic anxiety as an interrogative attitude
Western Michigan University Philosophy seminar – Kalamazoo, November 2019
Anxiety and Irrational Questioning
European Society for Philosophy & Psychology Annual Conference – Athens, September 2019
Feeling epistemic gaps: feeling confused and the benefits of deep inquiry
European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotion (EPSSE) Annual Conference – Pisa, June 2019
Possible Threats and Open Questions: Active doubt as Interrogative attitude
Swiss Center for Affective Science, Workshop “Cultivating negative emotions” – Geneva, June 2019
What we do when we doubt: Open Questions and Epistemic Anxiety
University of Neuchâtel, Philosophy Research Seminar – March 2019
Is Doubt an Emotion?
Swiss Center for Affective Science Annual Research Forum – Geneva, February 2019
What is anxiety?
University of Geneva, Thumos Research Seminar – Nov. 2018
Unreasonable Doubt as a Failure of Affective Experience
University of Basel, Cognitive Irrationality Research Seminar – May 2018
Adaptive Cognition, Epistemic Anxiety, and OCD
British Society for the History of Philosophy Annual Conference – Durham, April 2018
From Habits to Compulsions: Losing control?
Agency Lab Seminar, Institut Jean Nicod, Ecole Normale Supérieure – Paris, September 2017
Metacognitive Feelings and the Sense of Control
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.