About me

Academic  appointments:
2017-: Professor of Medical Humanities, Department of Culture Studies, Tilburg University
 2011-2016:  Associate Professor, Department Health, Ethics and Society, Maastricht University
 2010-2011: Assistant Professor, Department Health, Ethics and Society, Maastricht University
 2008-2010: Post-doc researcher, Department Health, Ethics and Society, Maastricht University
 2004-2010: Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, Tilburg University
 2002-2004: Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam. Review of my metaphysics course
 2001-2006: Post-doc researcher (project “The Mediated Body”), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University
 2001-2002: Lecturer Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University
 1999-2001: Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam
1997 Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam

Clinical appointments:

1991-1995       Physiotherapist in practice, in primary care centers in Amsterdam (Gezondheidscentrum Borgerstraat, Gezonheidscentrum Holendrecht).

Education:

 2001:   Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Amsterdam. Title dissertation: L’expression au-delà  de la représentation. Sur l’aisthêsis et l’esthétique chez Merleau-Ponty (cum laude)
 1998:   Diplôme d’études approfondies (DEA) en philosophie, Université Paris XII. Title thesis: Sur le phénomène de l’expression chez le dernier Merleau-Ponty. (mention très bien: thesis 18/20)
 1995:   MA Philosophy, University of Amsterdam. (cum laude: thesis 10/10)
 1990:   Certificate Physiotherapy, Medical School Deventer.

Personal

I’m married to Henry Konsten, composer and musician. We live in Maastricht, The Netherlands.

On the occasion of the launch of my book Vreemd Lichaam in 2008, Henry composed the waltz Keep Thinking.

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Here you can listen to this song, performed by Olaf Reinders (bass) and Henry Konsten (alto sax), recorded by Louis van Eeten (2015, studio Conservatory, Maastricht)