About me


I am an interdisciplinary researcher wor-king at the intersection of philosophy, political science and economics. My main interests are in collective decision making, agent-based modeling, political philosophy and rational choice theory. I received my PhD from Bamberg University in late 2017 , and worked at the  Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy thereafter. I am now again at Bamberg University's Political Science department. 



Talk on 'Majority voting in Epistemic Communities'


I will be speaking at the conference "Biases in Science". My talk features some novel findings from my current 'Political Epistemology' project and ar-gues that majority voting may offer epis-temic virtues that are unattainable by deliberation.


Date: 10-12 April, 2019

Place: LMU Munich

Talk on 'Group Membership, Trust and Discrimination'


I will give a talk at the conference "Agent-Based Models in Philosophy - Prospects and Limitations". In my talk, I show how outgroup discrimination in trust situati-ons may emerge even if agents act ratio-nally, are unbiased and have no factual basis for discrimination.


Date: 22-24 March, 2019

Place: Ruhr University Bochum

                   Dissertation Award – 

                   University of Bamberg


My dissertation "Democratic Decision Making – A Theoretical Analysis" has won the best dissertation award of Otto-Friedrich University of Bamberg. Special thanks to my supervisor Jo-hannes Marx for the nomination!  


Date: 19 November, 2018

Place: Bamberg, Aula der Universität



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