Teaching

At Erasmus University Rotterdam

  • Philosophy of Sustainability MA/BA (22/23)
  • Theory of Sustainability Transitions MA (21/22)
  • Practice of Sustainability Transitions MA (21/22)
  • Tackling Inequalities (Honors Master’s Lecture, 2019)
  • Contemporary Challenges in Philosophy (Survey Lecture Course) BA (19/20, 20/21, lectured in 22/23)
  • Special Topics in Environmental Philosophy: The Invention of Pollution MA (22/23)
  • Special Topics in Environmental Philosophy: The Concept of Nature MA (19/20)
  • Special Topics in Environmental Philosophy: Industrial Epidemics MA (20/21)
  • Women Philosophers: Nature and Culture (Upper-division Seminar) (19/20, 20/21)
  • Climate Crisis (Survey Lecture) (19/20, 20/21, 21/22, 22/23)
  • Many other guest lectures at Erasmus University College and other Dutch Universities

Teaching at University of Kiel, Germany

Sustainability Ethology and Philosophy (with Dirk Westerkamp) * Biosemiotics * Animal Ethics * Interspecies Discourse Ethics * Pragmatism: Self and Society * Intergenerational Justice * Epistemology and Environmental Philosophy: Risk, Certainty, Science * Beyond Nature-Culture Dualism * Plant Philosophy * Non-Localized Consciousness * Speed as a Philosophical Problem * John Locke’s Two Treatises on Government * Introduction to Pragmatism: Peirce, James, Mead, Dewey * Deep Ecology * Interspecies Communication * Environmental Ethics and International Environmental Politic

Note to BA/MA students (including thesis supervision)
Dear Students, Note that because I am currently mentoring/supervising many BA and MA theses (in addition with the rest of my work and personal life), I will expect you to ask for what you need, and reach out if I haven’t responded to remind me of a previous query. Please do not take personally any lapses of communication on my part — I merely am managing 100 plates in the air, and occasionally some I momentarily overlook. If you need additional help, please ask the tutors in the program, or email me to arrange a meeting, if your question or concern cannot be solved through email. Here’s a nice tutorial on how to write an effective, efficient email: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_79H2-JiuI I also recommend you take note of the Rules & Regulations (as established by the EB). Relevant here is esp §4.2.4: 4. “If plagiarism is established after an individual or group project, assignment or thesis has been submitted, or if there are grave suspicions of plagiarism (e.g. by using a plagiarism detection tool), the examiner must report this to the examination board as soon as possible, also providing evidence.” In other words, all work must be your own. If not, I am obligated to report this, whether I want to or not. So please, let’s support each other in focusing on why we’re here: learning, exploration, honing our craft.

Also, read this helpful thread on how to read texts in a graduate seminar:

Note to PhD Students and Postdocs

For how to get the most out of the mentor process and prepare yourself for your next career steps, please check out this overview. I also recommend buying this book and using it as your vital guide for writing articles:

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success
by Wendy Laura Belcher

As you get further along, I recommend following the blog of Karen Kelskey, The Professor is In. Karen also has an excellent book for how to get a job in academia (it worked for me).

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