I am interested in the cognitive mechanisms that constitute mathematical thinking, drawing primarily on the paradigm of embodiment.

About Me: I am a first-year doctoral student in the Graduate Group of Science and Mathematics Education (SESAME) at UC Berkeley. I am interested in the cognitive mechanisms that constitute mathematical thinking, drawing primarily on the paradigm of embodiment. I am originally from Luxembourg but received my undergraduate education at the University of Glasgow in Mathematics and Theater Studies. My honors thesis explored the role of theatrical elements within the domain of mathematics, which led me to consider material and embodied aspects of mathematical thinking and learning. Then, in August 2020, I received a Master in Mathematics from the University of Luxembourg, where I specialized in industrial mathematics.

Research interests: mathematics education, mathematical cognition, embodiment, constructivism, semiotics, design-based research, mindfulness, phenomenology.

Hobbies: climbing, acting and theater, aerial acrobatics, martial arts, running, (audio-) books, plant-based cooking.

Contact: julien.putz < at > berkeley < dot > edu