About and News

Positions and Education 

img_0206I am Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at the Chair for Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, and Logic at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Cologne. Before coming to Cologne, I spent time at Universities in Salzburg, Leuven, Berkeley, Konstanz, Munich, Duisburg-Essen, and Boston. I completed my Ph.D. studies (Philosophy) at the University of Konstanz in 2016, and some years ago I finished my MA studies (Philosophy) at the University of Salzburg.

Research Topics

My past, current, and future research focus on debates in epistemology, general philosophy of science, and metaphilosophy. In epistemology, my research encompasses epistemic disagreement, epistemic pluralism, epistemic normativity, theories of justification, of evidential support and higher-order evidence, and the relationship between logic and reasoning. In the philosophy of science, my research centers on the aims of inquiry, the relationship between confirmation and rationality, and the relationship between explanation and understanding. In metaphilosophy, I am mainly interested in methods of conceptual clarification and conceptual engineering, and on the role of formal methods and idealizations in philosophy.

Besides epistemology, the philosophy of science, and metaphilosophy, I have interests in the history of analytic philosophy, decision theory, metaethics, philosophical logic, and philosophy of logic.

You can find some of my papers here and there.


Talk in Innsbruck (10/’19)

I am so excited to be invited to give a talk at the research seminar of the Department of Philosophy (Theological Faculty) at the University of Innsbruck.

Talk in Tilburg (10/’19)

I am happy that I received an invitation to present my work on disagreement and higher-order evidence at the EPS (epistemology and philosophy of science seminar) at Tilburg University.

Article in Volume

I will contribute to the Routledge volume Higher-Order Evidence and Moral Epistemology. (Editor: Michael Klenk.)

Talk in Beijing (06/20)

Great news! I’m giving a talk at the Capital Normal University in Beijing. I am so grateful to Jiaming Chen and Stephen Grimm for making this happen.

Summer School   Bayes By the Sea

I am excited about being one of the lectures at the summer school Bayes By the Sea, which is taking place in Ancona in August. I’ll  teach lectures on social epistemology.

Special Issue

Great news! I. Lawler, R. v. Riel, and I have completed the SI on Philosophical Methods (Synthese)! We received super interesting contributions. Our introduction to the SI summarises the results of the contributors: M. Balaguer, G. Brun, M. Cordes, C. Dutilh Novaes, M. Egler, and L. Ross, S. Elgin, E. Kitsik, M. Kusch and R. McKenna, S. Lutz, M. Pinder, D. Sgaravatti, and A. Steinberg.

Article in Volume

I will contribute to the Routledge volume The Epistemology of Group Disagreement. (Editors: A. Carter and F. Broncano-Berrocal.)
Portrait You can find a portrait of me on the SWIP Germany e.V. blog.