Christiana’s research focuses on philosophy of mind, epistemology and aesthetics, in particular, she is interested in the role of empathy and emotions in different processes of understanding.

Before starting her project on Interpersonal and Phenomenal Understanding at the Duisburg-Essen University, Christiana worked one year at the Philosophical Seminar at the University of Göttingen. From 2013-1019, she had a postdoc position and was a member of the Junior Research Group “Language, Cognition and Text” at the Graduate School of Humanities at the University of Göttingen. Since 2018, Christiana has been coordinating the interdisciplinary research network “Feeling and Understanding. The Role of Empathy in Understanding People and Literature” funded by DFG (https://fuehlenundverstehen.net/.). She received her doctoral degree from the University of Regensburg in 2012 for her thesis on fictional speech and fictional characters.

Project-related Publications

Werner, C. (with J. Lüdtke) 2021. Empathy’s Role in Different Levels of Understanding Literature: Empirical and Philosophical Perspectives. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 79 (2):239-244
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/jaac/kpab019

Werner, C. 2020. Emotions, Actions and Action Tendencies. Erkenntnis,
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-020-00316-2
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Werner, C. 2020. “See Me, Feel Me”: Two Modes of Affect Recognition for Real and Fictional Targets. Topoi 39 (4):827-834.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11245-019-09634-9
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Werner, C. (with Konrad, E., Petraschka, T. ) 2019. Are Emotional Responses Necessary for an Adequate Understanding of Literary Texts? Debates in Aesthetics 14.
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Contact: christiana.werner@uni-due.de