Welcome to my website!
I have been researching and teaching in the Philosophy Department at the University of South Carolina/Columbia since 2012, after receiving my Dr. phil. from Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany), teaching as Instructor at USC, and as Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow at Stanford University. This year, 2019, I got tenure and was promoted Associate Professor of Philosophy!
My primary areas of research are in Early Modern Philosophy, Aesthetics in the Continental Tradition, Women in Philosophy, and 20th Century Philosophy of Culture.
My first monograph is on Moses Mendelssohn’s anthropology. In 2012, I was awarded the Mendelssohn Prize of the Moses Mendelssohn Society of Dessau. Since then I have been focusing on Ernst Cassirer’s Philosophy of Symbolic Forms, and its expansion through Susanne Langer. My current book project concerns the intersubjective dimension of aesthetic experience.
I also have significant interests in the history of aesthetics, esp. relating to the early modern and hermeneutic traditions (Herder, Kant, Schiller, Romanticism, Heidegger, Gadamer), and the struggle of late 18/early 19 Century female intellectuals to establish themselves within the field (and therewith altering it).
In my spare time, I go hiking, play with my kids, or immerse myself in books. Here is one fruit of the latter!