I’m an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. I am also a co-editor of the Zeitschrift für philosophische Literatur and a member of the editorial board of Krisis and Critical Horizons.
My main areas of research are social and political philosophy, critical theory and social ontology. At the moment, I pursue two research projects:
- In political philosophy, I am interested in analyzing different conceptions of social power. I would like to find out how the impoverished picture of social power that is implicitly presupposed by the mainstream political discourse in our societies does not allow us to effectively combat oppression and unjust domination.
- In practical philosophy, I am involved in a research project about hope. As part of that project, I investigate the concept of collective hopes and the political significance of hope.
While my web page does not offer much yet, you can find information here about my areas of research, my books, a list of courses that I have taught and a blog (english/german articles only; Atom feed for all posts, english posts, german posts).