Short CV

I am a lecturer ("Akademischer Rat") at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. Before, I was principal investigator in the DFG research project The Semantics and Pragmatics of Knowledge Claims based at the Universität Hamburg. I did my PhD at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

I work primarily in epistemology and philosophy of language. In epistemology, I work on the semantics, pragmatics and psychology of knowledge ascriptions. Other interests include testimony, memory, skepticism and pragmatic encroachment. My work in philosophy of language is on context-sensitivity, implicature, non-literality and speech acts. I recently got interested in experimental philosophy and did some studies on knowledge ascriptions and predicates of personal taste. In the future, I want to work more on beliefs, credences and their relation to action.

I am also editor of the PhilPapers category Epistemic Contextualism and Invariantism and coordinator of the research network The Semantics and Metasemantics of Context-Sensitive Language.

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[PAPER] My paper "Beliefs don't simplify our reasoning, credences do" will be published in Analysis!
[PAPER] Julia's and my paper "A direction effect on taste predicates" will be published in Philosophers' Imprint!
[PAPER] Julia's and my paper "Taste, traits and tendencies" will be published in Philosophical Studies!
[PAPER] My paper "Knowledge and non-traditional factors. Prospects for doxastic accounts" will be published in an SI in Synthese on The Epistemic Significance of Non-Epistemic Factors.