I am currently assistant professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich 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 are: 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.
- 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 in 2017. Please contact us, if you want to know more about it.
- 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.