I am a philosopher who works on contemporary moral, political, and social philosophy. I have published papers on ethical puzzles that arise when we can make the world better only by working together, and am currently researching ethical topics concerning climate change, migration, and the labour and housing markets. I am also setting up and directing a new MA Programme in Philosophy & Economics at the University of Vienna, which will start in Fall 2019.
I work as Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Vienna. Prior to coming to Vienna, I have been Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Warwick, visiting researcher at the Humboldt University Berlin, and lecturer and organising tutor in philosophy at Lincoln College and the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Oxford.
I received my doctorate from the Universities of St Andrews and Stirling, and have also conducted doctoral research at Princeton and Oxford. Before my PhD studies, I received an M.Litt. in philosophy from the Universities of St Andrews and Stirling, and a B.A. equivalent in philosophy, politics and economics from the University of Kiel.
During my studies In Kiel, I also worked as a research assistant in climate science and economics. At the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, I developed analysis software to study tropical cyclones (speak: Hurricanes) and other extreme weather events in climate model data. At the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, I contributed to a research project on wage inequality by surveying technical economics papers on modelling. I now approach ethical topics concerning society, the economy, and the environment from the perspective of philosophical ethics.
I am also a "Vertrauensdozent" (academic contact) of the scholarship programme of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation.