Claire Petitmengin is Professor Emerita at Institut Mines-Télécom and member of the Archives Husserl, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
After studies in Buddhist philosophy and ten years of consulting and research on information system design, Claire Petitmengin completed a PhD thesis under the supervision of Francisco Varela at the Ecole Polytechnique in Paris on the subject of the lived experience that accompanies the emergence of an intuition.
She is currently Professor Emerita at the Institut Mines-Télécom and member of the Archives Husserl, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris. Her research focuses on the usually unrecognized dynamics of lived experience and "micro-phenomenological" methods enabling us to become aware of it and describe it.
She is interested in the epistemological conditions of these methods, notably the conditions for validating their results, as well as their educational, therapeutic, artistic, and contemplative applications. Her research also addresses the process of mutual enrichment of “first-person” and “third-person” analyses in the context of neurophenomenological projects.