I am a postdoctoral researcher, working in Philosophy of Mind, Psychology, and Philosophy of Cognitive Science. My research interests include pretend and imaginative play, forms of creativity, embodied and enactive cognition, dynamical systems theory and mechanical explanations of cognition, sensorimotor theory and theory of affordances. My current postdoctoral position looks at development of role play and imaginary play, and aims to explore the enactivist account of complex pretending.
I have a BA in Liberal Arts and Sciences, an MA in Philosophy of Psychology, MSc in Occupational Health Psychology and PhD in Philosophy of Mind. I have teaching experience from different universities, such as University of hertfordshire (UK), University of Leiden (NL) and Free University Amsterdam (NL). Before working at the University of Antwerp, I have worked as an Early-Stage Researcher for the Marie Curie Initial Training Network TESIS, and as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
To learn more about my work, please see the following website: https://zrucinska.wixsite.com/website