Short CV/Education and training

  • I am Professor of Ethics at TU Delft (distinguished Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor) and at Twente University (Socrates Chair, part-time). I have been working at Delft University of Technology since September 2001. I obtained my PhD in 2002 at the Free University, Amsterdam, for my thesis Ethical Intuitions and Emotions: A Philosophical Study. During my PhD-research, I spent two terms abroad: in the Fall term 2000 I studied at the University of Reading with Jonathan Dancy, in the Spring term 1999 I studied at the University of Notre Dame. I hold an M.A.-degree in Philosophy (cum laude, 1997) and an M.A.-degree in Political Science (1998), both from the University of Amsterdam. I did my B.A. in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Maastricht (1994).

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Selected projects

  • From July 2010-June 2015 I am head of a research group on Moral Emotions and Risk Politics for which I have received a VIDI-grant for excellent researchers, worth 800.000 Euros (plus a 100.000 Euro Aspasia-grant), from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).

  • From September 2009-June 2010 I was a NIAS-fellow, where I have worked on a project on how to include emotions in the design process of risky technologies.

  • From April 2005 through July 2009 I have worked on the research project: Emotions and Technological Risks: Emotions as a Normative Guide in Judging the Moral Acceptability of Technological Risks, for which I obtained a prestigious VENI-grant from NWO.

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