Tim's research is in political and moral philosophy. He is interested in justice between generations, sustainability, ethics of the family and procreative rights. He is also more and more interested in fundamental questions in moral and political philosophy, for example in the nature of value and the grounds of (equal) moral status. As a side project he is interested in transitional justice and the moral justification of punishment, particularly in the context of international criminal courts.
In the academic year 2016/2017 Tim teaches courses on a diverse set of questions in moral and political philosophy, for example global justice, truth in moral theory and cultural diversity. He teaches in both the BA and MA program at the Institute for Philosophy and in the International Studies BA.
Tim has been teaching at the Institute for Philosophy for a number of years now. He recently (dec. 2016) defended his doctoral thesis University of Louvain, entitled Justice in Procreation. In Louvain-la-Neuve he was based at the Hoover Chair for economic and social ethics. His PhD-project focused on the question what egalitarian theories of justice imply for reproductive rights and demographic policies. His project was funded by the 'Fonds Pour la Recherche en Sciences Humaines' (FSR-FNRS). Before starting his PhD, he studied political science at the University of Amsterdam and Philosophy at Leiden University. His thesis in political science was awarded the J.C. Baakprize in 2012 by the Royal Holland Academy of the Sciences (KHMW). Over the last few years Tim has been on research stays at Oxford University (UK), Aarhus University (DK) and Utrecht University (NL).