Since November 2018, I have been an Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany. Here I am a member of the Philosophical Anthropology & Ethics Research Group, led by Neil Roughley, and part of the Personal Analytics Centre of Competence. Previously, I was a Doctoral Student at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain, where I defended my dissertation on the effect of conceptual change on the Hard Problem of Consciousness in January 2019. I hold both a M.A. in philosophy and a B.A. in philosophy and music and media studies from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. During my doctoral studies, I spent a semester as a visiting graduate student at New York University.
My primary research interests lie in the Philosophy of Mind and its relationship to the Cognitive Sciences. Next to consciousness, central themes I discussed in my dissertation include a priori knowledge, concepts, and explanations. As part of my work at the Personal Analytics research group I am currently looking at ways to include ethical considerations in the design process of eHealth applications.