About

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Ethics Research Institute at the Department of Philosophy and affiliated with the University Research Priority Programme Global Change and Biodiversity of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. In 2018 I received my PhD in political theory from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom.

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.

Brief Summary:

Postdoc at the Department of Philosophy, University of Zurich – Previously at: Keele University, University of Manchester

Current project: see projects

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
      • 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
    • Property rights
    • Sustainability

Selected topics of current work-in-progress:

  • Burden-Sharing and interspecies justice
  • 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

Education:

  • 2018: PhD in Politics, University of Manchester (see projects)
  • 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