Welcome to my website.
I am a philosopher working in the field of ethics in general, with a particular focus on applied ethics. I have, amongst other things, a strong interest in medical ethics, animal ethics and environmental ethics, as well as the interconnectedness of these fields (such as the ethics of One Health approaches).
Since September 2019, I am based with my team and a Swiss National Science Foundation PRIMA-Grant for my project Beastly Politics — A Theory of Justice for Nonhuman Animals at the University of Basel (Switzerland).
In August 2021, I was promoted to assistant professor in philosophy (non-tenure track).
I am currently co-organizing two workshops:
I am a thematic co-organizer of the annual workshop of the Swiss Society of Biomedical Ethics. The topic for January 2024 is ‘One Health and Ethics’. The program can be found here.
Together with my PhD student Emnée van den Brandeler, I am organizing the workshop ‘Rethinking Institutions for Animals’ in March 2024. The program can be found here.
Furthermore, I am one of the organizers of the annual Swiss Animal-Environmental Ethics Network Meeting. More information can be found here.
I also lead the Basel Animal Ethics Reunions, a hybrid bimonthly research colloquium for advanced Master students, PhD students and postdoctoral researchers working in the field of animal ethics. If you are interested in participating, send me an email.
My monograph ‘The Moral Implications of Human and Animal Vulnerability’ was published in April 2023 with Palgrave Macmillan (open access) and can be downloaded here free of charge: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-031-25078-1