About and News

Positions and Education 

IMG_0206I have just started as an Assistant Professor (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin; 3+3 years) at the Chair of Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, and Logic of the Department of Philosophy at 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.


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 got 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 got invited to contribute to the Routledge volume The Epistemology of Group Disagreement. (Editors: A. Carter and F. Broncano-Berrocal.)
Talk in Budapest (11/’18) I am invited to present a talk at the conference The Value of Truth in Budapest. (Invited speakers: A. Chignell, S. Cohen, J. Dunn, AM. A. Eder, F. Ferrari, C. Littlejohn, M. P. Lynch, M. McCormick, L. Moretti, K. Nolfi, K. Ahlstrom-Vij. Organizers: A. Gyarmathy, P. Hartl)
Talk in Bonn (10/’18) I got invited to present my talk „Rationality and Epistemic Pluralism“ at the workshop Disagreement within Philosophy in Bonn. (Invited speakers: N. Ballantyne, E. Brendel, J. Constantin, AM. A. Eder, C. Dutilh Novaes, F. Ferrari, B. Frances,  S. Goldberg, T. Grundmann, O. Hjortland, L. Incurvati, M. Lasonen-Aarnio,  J. Matheson, J. Woods, E. Zardini. Organizers: D. Balg, S. Bernecker, E. Brendel, J. Constantin, F. Ferrari, and T. Grundmann)
New Position (03/’18) I have just started as an Assistant Professor (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin; 3+3 years) at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Cologne.
Talk in Hamburg (11/’18) I got invited to present a talk at the workshop Knowledge, Belief and Probability. The workshop takes place at the University of Hamburg. (Invited speakers: P. Dziurosz-Serafinowicz, E. J. Olsson, L. Spectre, S. Wenmackers, A. Zinke. Organizers: The Research Group Knowledge and Decision.)
Special Issue I am (co-)editing the special issue Philosophical Methods with Synthese. We had many submissions and have accepted a lot of great papers.
Portrait You can find a portrait of me on the SWIP Germany e.V. blog.