I am currently assistant professor at the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (MCMP) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University 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 adressing 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.
- I am excited to start a new position (equivalent to a Junior Professorship) with a joint appoitment at the Philosophy Department and Sociology Department at the University of Zurich in March 2017.
- 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 learn more about it.
- Read a feature about my work here on Science Vision, the Philosophy of Science Association Women's Caucus blog.