Institut Jean Nicod, ENS / Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, UNIGE
Holder of a Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Scholars for the academic year 2017-2018.
Fields of interest:
- Philosophy of emotions
- Philosophy of action
- Cognitive science
Master’s thesis: Compulsion in Philosophy and Psychopathology
King’s College London
An analysis of the different reasons for action involved in compulsions, as they appear in OCD, addiction, and impulse control disorders.
PhD thesis project: Negative emotions, Epistemic reasoning, and Psychopathology
My work is focused around understanding specific negative emotions, and the way they impact (dysfunctional) epistemic reasoning and decision-making in psychopathology.
I am currently working on defining anxiety as an affective reaction underlying potential threat, doubt, inquiry, and epistemic behaviors. I am interested in the relationship between anxiety and epistemic closure, with regard to compulsive behaviors like checking.
I am also interested in reflexive emotions and particularly guilt, in relation with agency, responsibility, and the experience of control.
Master in Science (MSc) in Philosophy of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK (obtained in 2013 with "Distinction")
BA in Philosophy at Paris-Sorbonne IV (obtained in 2010 with "first-class honors")