Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics
In 2013, Sterken completed a joint PhD in Philosophy from the University of St Andrews and the University of Oslo. During her PhD, she was a member of the Arche Philosophical Research Centre at the University of St Andrews and the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature (CSMN) at the University of Oslo. Before that, she earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics and philosophy at the University of Toronto and her Master's degree in logic and mathematics at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam.
Her primary area of research is the philosophy of language, however her research also connects to a broad range of issues in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophical logic and social/feminist philosophy. Some of her current research includes interdisciplinary empirical work. Sterken is a research affiliate with ConceptLab at the University of Oslo.