PhD in Philosophy and cognitive sciences, 2009, Institut Jean Nicod, EHESS, ENS, CNRS, Paris, France PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2015: visiting Research fellow at the Center for the Study of the Senses, Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London, in the context of the Rethinking the Senses AHRC grant.
2011- 2014: Lecturer in Philosophy, AUB
2010-2011: Visiting post-doctoral fellow at the Center for the Study of the Senses, Institute of Philosophy, School of Advanced Study, University of London, with a Fyssen foundation post-doctoral research grant
2007-2008: Teaching assistant, University of Fribourg, SwitzerlandRESEARCH INTERESTS
My research is motivated by the relationship between culture and cognition, and I specialize in color categorization at the interface of language and perception. More specifically, questions like ‘How do we form our color categories? Are they innate, determined by language use, or by other factors still? To what extent can it be said that color categories affect or perceptual experience of the world? What are color categories anyway?’ are at the heart of my work. I also focus on the conceptual and experimental tools put forward in cognitive psychology to answer these questions. More generally, I am interested in our perceptual modalities, and in the way we cognitively relate to the world. In this sense, my approach, although deeply involved with empirical sciences, is philosophical. More details available at: http://www.jraissati.com
COURSES TAUGHT AT AUB