In my academic work, I am interested in how philosophical discourses can be applied to political, economic, and ecological questions. While I began my studies with a particular interest in philosophy of language and meta-ethics, I later focused primarily on political philosophy, non-Western philosophy, and environmental ethics.
I have been working as an English teacher and fundraiser in Oaxaca, Mexico, as a university chaplain in Göttingen, Germany, and as a research and teaching assistant at Utrecht University, Netherlands. In September 2020, I defended my doctoral thesis entitled Balancing Tradition and Development at Utrecht University, which I wrote under the supervision of Ingrid Robeyns. For my PhD project, I researched the role of cultural traditions within economic development processes with a particular focus on Indigenous peoples.
From 2020 to 2022, I have been a postdoctoral researcher in David Ludwig's GEOS team at Wageningen University which forms part of the Knowledge, Technology & Innovation Group. In this project, I have been examining the deep ontological differences between different Indigenous ontologies and the limits of ontological pluralism. In September 2022, I started a two-year research project on Rights of Nature and Latin American philosophies that is hosted by UNAM, Mexico. The project is financed by a research grant of the Dutch government (Rubicon).