Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Praktische Philosophie

Forschung/ Research

Forschung / Research

Career and Education

2016–            Professor of Practical Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2010-2016     Junior Professor of Practical Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2008-2010     Lecturer in Philosophy, Lancaster University (UK)

2005-2008     Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Stirling (UK)

2001-2005     PhD Thesis in Philosophy, University of Sheffield (UK)

(Supervisors: Jennifer Saul and Robert Stern)

2000-2001     Research Training Year, University of Sheffield (UK)

1997-2000     BA with Honors in Philosophy and Politics, University of York (UK)


Research Areas and Interests

Analytic Feminist Philosophy

Social and Political Philosophy

Metaphysics (esp. social ontology)

German Idealism (Kant and Hegel)


Further Professional Activities
Potential Doctoral Proposals

I am currently accepting doctoral proposals on topics in (analytic) feminist philosophy.


Edited Collections
  • Beyond Speech: Pornography and Analytic Feminist Philosophy (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017).


Journal Articles
  • “Feminist Metaphysics and Philosophical Methodology” in Philosophy Compass (forthcoming 2016).
  • On the Apparent Antagonism between Feminist and Mainstream Metaphysics”, Philosophical Studies (2016) DOI:10.1007/s11098-016-0732-1.
  • “Sex in Medicine: What Stands in the Way of Credibility?”, Topoi: An International Review of Philosophy (2015) DOI: 10.1007/s11245-015-9350-3.
  • “Doing Ontology And Doing Justice: What Feminist Philosophy Can Teach Us About Meta-Metaphysics”, Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy (2015) DOI: 10.1080/0020174X.2015.1083469.
  • “Oppression: Its Harms and Wrong”, Krisis: Tijdschrift voor Aktuele Filosophie (2014), Issue 1:,%20Issue%201.  
  • “How Essential is Gender Essentialism?”, Symposia on Gender, Race and Philosophy (2012), vol. 8:
  • “Illocution, Silencing and the Act of Refusal”, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly (2011), vol. 92: 415-437. (abstract)
  • “Kant on Moral Agency and Women’s Nature”, Kantian Review (2011), vol. 16: 89-111. (abstract)
  • “Gender Concepts and Intuitions”, Canadian Journal of Philosophy (2009), vol. 9: 559-583. (abstract)
  • “Contexts and Pornography”, Analysis (2008), vol. 68: 316-320. (abstract)
  • “Gender Sceptics and Feminist Politics”, Res Publica: A Journal of Moral, Legal and Social Philosophy (2007), vol. 13: 361-380. (abstract)
  • “Elizabeth Spelman, Gender Realism and Women”, Hypatia (2006), vol. 21: 77-96. (abstract)


Book Chapters
  • “Pornographic Videogames: A Feminist Examination”, in Robson, Jon and Tavinor, Grant (eds.) The Aesthetics of Video Games. (NY: Routledge, forthcoming 2018)
  • “Metaphysics”, in Hall, Kim and Sveinsdóttir, Ásta (eds.) Oxford Handbook on Feminist Philosophy. (NY: OUP, forthcoming 2017).
  • “Sex Discrimination and Trans Identities”, in Lippert-Rasmussen, K. (ed.) Routledge Handbook on Discrimination (NY/ London: Routledge, 2017).
  • “Feminist Metaphysics as Non-Ideal Metaphysics” in Garavaso, Pieranna (ed.) Bloomsbury Companion to Analytic Feminism. (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017).
  • “Pornographic Artifacts: Maker’s Intentions Model” in Mikkola, M. (ed.) Beyond Speech: Pornography and Analytic Feminist Philosophy (NY: Oxford University Press, 2017).
  • “Feminist Philosophy and Pornography: The Past, the Present, and the Future“, with Hilkje Hänel in Mikkola, M. (ed.) Beyond Speech: Pornography and Analytic Feminist Philosophy (NY: Oxford University Press, 2017).
  • “Warum mangelt es in der deutschen Philosophie noch an Gender-Gerechtigkeit?” in Quante, M. (ed.) Geschichte und Geltung. Tagungsband des 23. Deutschen Kongress' für Philosophie. (Hamburg: Meiner, forthcoming 2016).
  • “Gender Essentialism and Anti-Essentialism” in Garry, A., Khader, S. & Stone, A. (eds.) Routledge Companion to Feminist Philosophy (NY/ London: Routledge, forthcoming 2016).
  • “Analytic Feminism: A Brief Introduction” in Horvath, J. (ed.) Methods in Analytic Philosophy: A Contemporary Reader (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, forthcoming 2016).
  • “Pornography, Art and Porno-Art” in Maes, H. (ed.) Pornographic Art and the Aesthetics of Pornography (Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013): 27-42.
  • “Der Begriff der Entmenschlichung und seine Rolle in der feministischen Philosophie” in Landweer, H., Newmark, C., Kley, C. & Miller, S. (eds.) Philosophie und die Potenziale der Gender Studies (Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, 2012): 87-115.
  • “Ontological Commitments, Sex and Gender” in Witt, C. (ed.) Feminist Metaphysics (Dordrecht: Springer Publishing, 2011): 67-83. (abstract)
  • “Dehumanization” in Brooks, T. (ed.) New Waves in Ethics (Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2011): 128-149. (abstract)
  • “Is Everything Relative? Anti-Realism, Truth and Feminism” in Hazlett, A. (ed.) New Waves in Metaphysics (Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2010): 179-198. (abstract)
Encyclopaedia Entries
  • “Social Identity”, Oxford Bibliographies: Philosophy (forthcoming 2016).
  • “Feminist Metaphysics”, Oxford Bibliographies: Philosophy (2015) DOI: 10.1093/obo/9780195396577-0297.
  • "Feminist Perspectives on Sex and Gender", Stanford Encyclopaedia of Philosophy (2008/ 2016).


  • Bauer, Nancy (2015) How to Do Things with Pornography. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard Univ. Press), in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, DOI: 10.1007/s10677-015-9634-0 (2015).
  • Hutchinson, K. & Jenkins, F. (eds.) (2013) Women in Philosophy: What Needs to Change? (Oxford: Oxford University Press), in Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie, vol. 63: 213–219. DOI: 10.1515/dzph-2015-0011 (April 2015).
  • Maes, H. & Levinson, J. (eds.) (2012) Art and Pornography: Philosophical Essays. (Oxford: OUP), in European Journal of Philosophy, vol. 22, Issue Supplement S2, e15-e21 (June 2014).
  • Haslanger, Sally (2012) Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique. (Oxford: OUP), in Hypatia (2013).
  • Langton, Rae (2009) Sexual Solipsism. (Oxford: Oxford University Press), in Mind, vol. 122: 291-297. DOI: 10.1093/mind/fzt058 (July 2013).