I am currently assistant professor of Social Theory and Philosophy of the Social Sciences. I hold a joint appointment at the Philosophy Department and the Sociology Department of the University of Zurich. I am also affiliated with the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at LMU Munich.
I work on topics in philosophy and history of science. I focus on the social sciences and on economics in particular. I also have an interest in some issues in sociology of science and empirical research on the underrepresentation of women in academic philosophy.
Currently, I am working on papers addressing questions about the following issues: 1) knowledge transfer in its multiple contexts; 2) diffusion of scientific innovations, 3) scientific realism in economics; 4) the nature of critique in philosophy of the social sciences; 5) the history of the relationship between economics and psychology; 6) the status and justification of first principles in economics; 7) the impact of conflicts of interest on consensus finding; and 8) different ways in which economics has been normative.
To address these and other questions about science and knowledge production, I use a variety of methods from philosophy, sociology, and history of science. I apply traditional approaches - such as case studies - but also quantitative-empirical methods in history and philosophy of the social sciences; I do archival research in my historical research; I conduct long interviews to get into close contact with scientific practitioners; and I closely collaborate with sociologists and psychologists to study gender issues in philosophy.
- Together with my colleague Milena Ivanova, I will be editing a special issue on First Principles in Science: Their Epistemic Status and Justification for Synthese. The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2017. You find more information in the Call for Papers here.
- Read features about my work here on Science Vision, the Philosophy of Science Association Women's Caucus blog and here on the SWIP Germany e.V. blog.