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.