I am a postdoctoral researcher at UNC Chapel Hill working with L.A. Paul and a member of Thumos, the Genevan research group on emotions and values lead by Julien Deonna and Fabrice Teroni. Thumos is a common part of the Department of Philosophy and the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences at the University of Geneva.

My Ph.D. dissertation, Values Under Construction, focuses on the mereology of values, a topic at the junction of metaphysics and value theory. I wrote my thesis between Geneva (my alma mater), under the supervision of Fabrice Teroni and Julien Deonna, and Rutgers (see below), under the supervision of Dean ZimmermanMy two MA disciplines were philosophy, with a master's dissertation, and Ancient Greek, with a shorter MA dissertation, known as petit-mémoire. I took linguistics as a third discipline.
Dissertation in value theory and metaphysics | I am interested in the relation between the evaluative features of wholes and the evaluative features of the parts of which they are made. In other words, I work on the way values combine in complex objects. I became absorbed (permanently, it seems) by the topic, its ethical implications and the wide variety of philosophical tools required to appropriately understand Moore's principle of organic unities.

Research in moral psychology | I have also developed a strong interest in moral psychology. More precisely, I work on personality, character and situationism, with an eye to automatic behavior, implicit cognition and bias.
Graduate School in Geneva | I was enrolled in both the doctoral school Mind & Reality (graduate courses) and the Swiss CUSO doctoral school. I also took additional seminars, such as Julien Dutant's reading group on Hansson's The Structure of Values and Norms.

In-program visit at Rutgers | I visited Rutgers University Department of Philosophy as a graduate student for two years and an additional semester both as a researcher and a lecturer. My stays were made possible and supervised by Dean Zimmerman.
        Independent courses | as sole instructor
        La Construction des valeurs, Université des Seniors, Geneva.
        Emotions and Values, course, Université des Seniors, Geneva.
        Philosophy of Death, course-seminar, Department of Philosophy of the University of Geneva.
Philosophies of Death and Dying course (BA advanced), Department of Philosophy of Rutgers University at New Brunswick. 
        Metaphysics of Value, course-seminar, Department of Philosophy of the University of Geneva.
        Supervision work 
        College-level – BA: supervisor of four senior (BA) theses
Graduate-level  MA: co-supervisor and co-evaluator for one thesis (topic: aesthetics, value theory with some 
        I have acted as a reviewer for conferences and the following journals:
        The Emotion Review 
        The Review of Philosophy and Psychology

Grants and Misc.

Grants & Awards | I have received combined research funding coming from the Swiss National Science Foundation, the Boninchi Foundation , the Academic Society of Geneva, the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences, the National Center for Competence and Research in Affective Sciences and the Dean of the School of Humanities. I am grateful as well for the Philibert Collart Award and the Disdier Prize in Moral Philosophy, which helped support my research.

Non-academic | I have pursued activities outside academia, which have helped support my graduate studies in addition to being inspiring and formative. I joined, amongst others, the team of a performing arts theater (no acting involved), was an assessor for high-school finals in Ancient Greek and helped develop an e-learning platform.

Involvement in University and Campus Life

I have founded the Lake Geneva Graduate Conference in philosophy, with the support of Prof. Fabrice Correia, Julien Deonna and Fabrice Teroni and that of the Conférence universitaire de Suisse occidentale. I was and am lead organizer for the 2016, 2017, and 2018 installments of the Lake Geneva Graduate Conference. Information regarding the 2017 edition is available here: https://lg2c.wordpress.com/.

As an undergraduate and with the philosopher and friend Amanda Garcia, I co-founded PhilEAs, the University of Geneva Philosophy Students Association. Amanda and I also created PhilEAs Talks. PhilEAs talks are regular, invited philosophy presentations, entirely managed by philosophy students. Speakers are invited to present a 20 minute warm-up introduction geared to undergraduates and whoever is not up to speed on the relevant topic, before giving a 'regular' talk to the whole philosophy department. Past speakers are listed here.

With colleagues, I am working on creating a welcome-platform for students who would need advice in their discovery of academia, including those whose relatives and acquaintances have little academic background. After graduation, the goal of the platform is also to facilitate contacts through an alumni network.