I am a PhD Student in Philosophy at the University of Manchester. My project is to undermine the Quinean dictum for metaontology that everything exists. I do this by defending noneism: some objects do not exist. I defend this view for fictional objects, while arguing against fictionalism and fictional realism. My research centres on philosopy of language, metaphysics, and logic.
I started my education at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam with a degree in Sociology in 2008 and started a second degree in Philosophy in 2010. In 2013, I started a Research Master Philosophy at Universiteit Utrecht, from which I graduated cum laude in 2015 on a dissertation entitled "Existence as a Negative Property", supervised by prof. Albert Visser and prof. Francesco Berto.