Since 2014, I’m a doctoral researcher in R. van Riel’s VolkswagenStiftung-project “A study in explanatory power” (University of Duisburg-Essen).  My PhD thesis is concerned with the nature of knowing why. 2017 – 2018, I will spend at the University of Salzburg as an Ernst Mach visiting research fellow (host: Ch. Werndl). I was a visiting PhD student at the University of Edinburgh (host: D. Pritchard) and at NYU (hosts: M. Strevens, C. Elgin).  During my PhD studies, I was also the spokeswoman for a young researchers’ Interdisciplinary Network for Studies Investigating Science and Technology (“INSIST”) (2014 – 2016).

My research interests lie in topics in

  • general philosophy of science (esp. explanation, models & simulations, statistical tools, measurement),
  • epistemology (esp. knowledge-wh(y), understanding),
  • formal semantics (esp. multi-modal utterances),
  • critical thinking instruction and argumentation theory.

Although philosophy is my main occupation I have a profound interest in linguistics, as well. 2011 – 2015, I was a research associate in  H. Rieser &  St. Kopp’s interdisciplinary project “Speech-gesture alignment” of the CRC 673 “Alignment in Communication” (Bielefeld University). At Bielefeld University I also did my undergraduate studies and graduate studies in Philosophy and Linguistics (2008 – 2014).

Last but not least, I’m an ambassador for the “Society for Women in Philosophy Germany” since 2015.

If you’re interested in my research, please don’t hesitate to get in touch via (snail) mail, ResearchGate or Academia.

When not doing philosophy, I like dancing (esp. Argentine Tango and Lindy Hop), baking, playing board games, and (moderate) hiking.