Dr. Jennifer M. Windt

I commenced a position as continuing lecturer in philosophy at Monash in March 2015.

From 2009-2015, I held a position as assistant lecturer/researcher in the Theoretical Philosophy Group at the Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany. During this period, I was also group manager of the MIND Group and organized the group’s biannual meetings. In fall 2014, I spent three months as a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where I worked with Evan Thompson and his group.

My research focuses on philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science. I am particularly interested in conscious experience during sleep, including dreaming, and its relationship to wake states such as mind wandering, imagination, hallucination, and full-body illusions. I am also interested in methodological and epistemological questions about the relationship between dreams and dream reports, and between first-person reports and third-person data more generally. Aside from my theoretical-conceptual work, I have participated in a number of interdisciplinary collaborations and research projects.

I teach units in Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Mind, and Time, Self, and Mind. I welcome inquiries from prospective honors, MA and PhD students interested in interdisciplinary work in philosophy of mind and cognitive science.

Dreaming book cover

  • Here are some posts on Dreaming I have written for the The Brains Blog. Post 1: (RE-)MAPPING THE CONCEPT OF DREAMING Post 2: LOCATING THE DREAM SELF IN THE DREAM ... Read more
  • My book on Dreaming has now been published with MIT Press. The book is based on my dissertation, which was supervised Thomas Metzinger (Johannes-Gutenberg University of ... Read more
  • Open MIND is an open-access collection of cutting-edge research in philosophy of mind, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. There are 39 target articles by leading researchers in ... Read more