I am currently appointed BOF (= Special Research Fund) Research Professor at KU Leuven and have been awarded two grants (one by KU Leuven, the other by the Research Foundation, Flanders) to carry out research on a project on knowledge first virtue epistemology.
I completed my undergraduate degree in philosophy at Free University Berlin and University of Leuven and my master’s degree, which was also in philosophy, at the Universities of St. Andrews and Stirling. In 2007 I obtained my Ph.D. for a thesis entitled A Minimalist Approach to Epistemology under the supervision of Duncan Pritchard and Alan Millar from the University of Stirling. From 2008 until 2010 I held a position as postdoctoral researcher on the Formal Epistemology Project which was then hosted by KU Leuven. Between 2010 and 2013 I worked on an individual postdoctoral research project entitled 'The Value of Knowledge' which was kindly sponsored by the Research Foundation, Flanders (FWO).
My research focuses mainly on epistemology. I have worked on a wide range of issues in the field including the analysis of knowledge, justified belief and understanding, epistemic norms and values, closure principles, modal theories of knowledge, virtue epistemology, the semantics of knowledge attributions, the point and purpose of epistemic evaluation, rational disagreement, entitlement, scepticism, norms of assertion and informative speech acts, and Fitch’s paradox. While some of my research is thus concerned with core issues in traditional epistemology, crucial parts also touch on various distinct areas in philosophy such as value theory, the philosophy of science, the philosophy of language and logic and the philosophy of mind.
I have taught in a number of areas in philosophy including epistemology, metaethics, philosophy of mind, metaphysics and moral philosophy. In the past I have given introductory lectures to the theory of knowledge, metaethics and contemporary Anglo-American philosophy. This academic year (2016-17) I taught a BA and an MA course on the theory of knowledge to students of the international programme at KU Leuven.