I am a moral and political philosopher. In my research I have been focusing, on the one hand, on different themes in environmental ethics such as biocentric perspectives on moral standing and concepts such as natural otherness and biodiversity. On the other hand, I also have an interest in green political theory, such as questions of interspecies and environmental justice and what this implies for sustainability and just conservation.

Currently, I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas of the University of Oslo, Norway. Previously I conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and in 2018 I received my PhD in political theory from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

Associate Editor for Environmental Values

Member of the ISEE Nominating Committee

Research interests:

  • Environmental ethics
    • The moral standing of non-human beings, particularly biocentrism and ‘problem-cases’ such as insects and microbes
    • Conceptual questions about biodiversity, natural otherness, etc.
    • The ethics of biodiversity conservation and species extinctions, such as pertaining land-use, new technological developments (gene drives, de-extinction), etc.
  • Environmental political theory
    • Environmental & interspecies justice
      • Just distribution of ecological space, reparative justice, political participation and representation
      • Responsibility and burden-sharing
      • Place-based values
    • Property rights
    • Sustainability

Selected topics of current work-in-progress:

  • Sustainability and resilience in political thought
  • Burden-Sharing and biodiversity conservation
  • Extinctions and reparatory interspecies justice, co-authored with Alfonso Donoso
  • Normative and conceptual aspects of nature conservation projects, co-authored with Linnea Luuppala and Anna Deplazes-Zemp
  • Review paper project with several co-authors


  • 2018: PhD in Politics, University of Manchester
  • 2015: Associate Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, Keele University
  • 2014: MSc Global Governance and Ethics, University College London
  • 2013: BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics, University of Essex
  • 2009: German High School Diploma