I’m an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG).
2020-2022, I was the Co-Investigator of the project “Understanding Progress, in Science and Beyond”, which is generously funded by the Icelandic Research Fund. Finnur Dellsén (University of Iceland) was its Principal Investigator and James Norton its Postdoctoral Researcher.
Since 2019, I’m a member of the Steering Committee of the Scientific Understanding and Representation (SURe) Workshop Series. Since 2018, I’m a member of the executive committee of the “Society for Women in Philosophy (SWIP) Germany”.
Before coming to UNCG, I spent time in Bochum, Essen, Bielefeld, Salzburg, Edinburgh, and at NYU.
My core research area: At the intersection of philosophy of science and epistemology, I explore the epistemology of scientific inquiry. In particular, I work on the nature of (answers to) why questions, knowing why, scientific understanding, scientific models and idealizations, progress in science, applied statistical reasoning, and measurement in cognitive sciences.
I also work on some issues in semantics. I examine how non-declarative sentences (e.g., interrogative sentences and imperative sentences) can be analyzed in truth-centered semantic frameworks, and I analyze cases of multi-modal meaning, esp. how speech meaning and the meaning of other modalities (especially gesture meaning) interact.