About and News

Positions and Education 

IMG_0206I am Assistant Professor (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin; 3+3 years) at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Cologne. I am also an external member of the Emmy Noether Research Group From Perception To Belief and Back Again at the Ruhr-University Bochum. Before coming to Cologne I spent time at Universities in Leuven, Berkeley, Konstanz, Munich, Duisburg-Essen, Salzburg, and Boston. I completed my PhD 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 focuses 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 of 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 some interests in the history of analytic philosophy, decision theory, metaethics, philosophical logic, and philosophy of logic.

Some of my papers can be found here and there.

News

Special Issue

Great news! The SI on Philosophical Methods (Synthese) that is edited by I. Lawler, R. v. Riel and me is completed! We received great, 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.

Workshop in Cologne (07/’19)

I am organising the workshop Epistemic Conflicts I in Cologne in July 2019 (invited speakers: TBA).

MCMP Summer School for Female Students  

I have been invited to be one of the lecturers at the next Summer School on Mathematical Philosophy for Female Students, which is taking place at the MCMP in Munich in July/August 2019.

Article in  Volume

P. Brössel and I have a paper in the OUP volume Higher-Order Evidence: New Essays. (Editors: M. Skipper and A. Steglich-Petersen.) Its title is „Evidence of Evidence as Higher-Order Evidence“.

Talk in Karlsruhe (01/’19)

I received a super nice invitation to give a talk at the Departmental Colloquium of the Department of Philosophy at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

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.