I am a PhD candidate at the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (Utrecht University) in the Netherlands, but am currently working as a visiting scholar at New York University (January – June 2014). My project is being supervised by Yoad Winter and is part of the NWO-funded VICI project Between Logic and Common Sense: The Formal Semantics of Words. My research falls within the areas of (conceptual) semantics and psycholinguistics and focuses on the effects of typicality on the interpretation of logical expressions.
Research interests: categorization and typicality, binary concepts, plurality, vagueness, reciprocity, conjunction
Personal interests: baking, black coffee, traveling, music, music & language, (baby) animals, literature, gender issues, nature-nurture debate, mathematics,
Currently reading: The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates the Complexities of Human Thought (Gary Marcus), Gödel, Escher, Bach (Douglas Hofstadter), The book of disquiet (Fernando Pessoa)