Research interests

  • PhD in philosophy at Stellenbosch University (South-Africa). Title of dissertation: “Darwin’s doubt – On the implications of the theory of evolution for human knowledge” granted in December 2012.


  • ‘One-year graduate studies’ in Political Sciences at the American University of Cairo (AUC, Egypt), graduated with honors in June 2007.


  • Master in Philosophy, graduated Cum Laude in September 2005 at the University of Leuven (KUL, Belgium). 


  • Candidature (Bachelor) in Law, graduated Cum Laude in June 2002, at the Facultées Universitaires Notre-Dame de la Paix (Namur, FUNDP, Belgium).

  • Philosophy of science

  • Evolutionary epistemology

  • Ecological rationality

  • Evolutionary, social and cognitive psychology

  • Evolutionary ethics

  • Cultural evolution

  • Social ontology

  • Cognitive science of religion

  • Cognitive sciences

  • Game-theory

  • Globalization

  • Global governance

  • Democratic innovation


  • Feb 2017 – Present: Assistant professor in philosophy of science at Tilburg University. 

  • Jan 2013 – Dec 2016: Post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Johannesburg.