I’m a philosopher and soon a Postdoctoral Researcher on the Emmy Noether Research Group “From perception to belief and back again” at Ruhr-University Bochum (start: April 2018). Currently, I’m a Research Associate on the Volkswagen Foundation project “A study in explanatory power” (University of Duisburg-Essen), and an Ernst Mach Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Salzburg. In December 2017, I submitted my PhD thesis. It is concerned with the nature of knowing why. During my PhD studies, I was a visiting PhD student at the University of Edinburgh and at NYU, as well as the spokeswoman for a young researchers’ Interdisciplinary Network for Studies Investigating Science and Technology (INSIST).

My research interests lie in topics in

  • general philosophy of science (esp. explanation, models & simulations, statistical tools, measurement),
  • epistemology (esp. knowledge-wh, understanding),
  • formal semantics (esp. multi-modal content, non-declarative sentences),
  • 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 on the interdisciplinary project “Speech-gesture alignment” of the CRC 673 “Alignment in Communication” (Bielefeld University). At Bielefeld University I also did my Bachelor studies and Master 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.