I am an assistant professor of Social Theory and Philosophy of the Social Sciences, holding a joint appointment at the Institute of Philosophy and the Institute of Sociology of the University of Zurich. I am also an external member of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at LMU Munich, an associate editor of the Journal of Economic Methodology, and the book review editor of the Journal of the History of Economic Thought. I am also member of the editorial board of Oeconomia - History, Methodology, Philosophy.
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. 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 Minerva guest professor at the University of Lyon in the Fall 2020, teaching a course on the history of the rational agent.
- Together with my colleagues Michael Messerli (UZH) and Kevin Reuter (UZH), we will organize a conference on Preferences, Commitments and Choice. Find the call for papers here.
- Together with my colleagues Georg Brun (Bern) und Kevin Reuter (UZH), we are editing a Topical Collection on Concept Formation in the Natural and Social Sciences: Empirical and Normative Aspects for Synthese. Submission deadline is September 30, 2020; here is the call.
- Here is an interview about some of my work that I did with Scott Scheall, Eduardo Serra and Carlos Eduardo Suprinyak for their Podcast 'Smith and Marx Walk Into A Bar: A History of Economics Podcast'.