About me

I am interested in systematic themes in the History of Philosophy and questions on the principles of knowledge, being and related concepts, space and time. I mainly work in the Early Modern Period, especially on Émilie Du Châtelet and Leibniz, but also on Wolff and other Early Modern rationalists. My interest is also pushing me towards the Middle Ages. I have a strong interest in Heidegger, whom I have published a book and articles on, especially in his Kant interpretation. I've also worked hard on the inclusion of the brilliant women of the past into our picture of the history of philosophy today.

As of July 2024, I will be Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at Harvard working on a project on Space and Time, specifically in Du Châtelet, but embedded in the question on space and time in the history of philosophy leading up to Du Châtelet, beginning with Aristotle through the Middle Ages.

I am currently working, until July 2024, on a DFG funded research project on Émilie Du Châtelet’s Theory of Hypotheses in Relation to the Principles of Knowledge at the Center for Women Philosophers and Scientists, Philosophy Department, University of Paderborn.

I was Associate Faculty in Philosophy at the University of Oxford in 2023 on a DAAD scholarship working on Du Châtelet's Contribution to the Principle of Sufficient Reason in the Early Modern Period, especially in relation to Leibniz and Wolff.

I was Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Paderborn University, Germany from 2020-2022, working and teaching mainly in Early Modern. Prior to this, I was for 2 years a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard University on a DFG research grant. My research project was concerned with the role of representation and the senses in the Early Modern Period leading up to Kant. One aim of this undertaking was to re-write an important chapter of the Early Modern Period by acknowledging and investigating Du Châtelet's contribution to it. Following Harvard, I was a Research Fellow at the HU Berlin for 2 months as an extension of the project.

I completed my PhD at Freiburg University with a summa cum laude. Prior to my DFG-Research Fellowship, I was a Fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, the FAZIT Foundation and the Kölner Gymnasial- und Stiftungsfonds. Prior to my Postdoctoral Fellowship at Harvard University I was a Visiting Fellow at Harvard and a Recognised Student at the University of Oxford.