I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. From October 2016 onwards, I will be assistant professor at the MCMP and visiting professor at the philosophy department of the University of Vienna (October - December 2016).
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 social epistemology. Questions that I am currently interested in concern: 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 science; 5) 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.
- I will be visiting professor at the philosophy department of the University of Vienna from October until December 2016, teaching two courses on Central Topics in Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of the Social Sciences. Feel free to contact me for details about the syllabi.
- Together with my colleague Chiara Lisciandra, I will edit a special issue on Knowledge Transfer and Its Context for Studies in History and Philosophy of Science: Part A. Here is the Call for Papers. Deadline for submission is October 30, 2016.
- Read a feature about my work here on Science Vision, the Philosophy of Science Association Women's Caucus blog.