Spokesmen of the Young ZiF

Melanie Krüger, PhD
Technical University of Munich, Department of Sport and Health Sciences
Area of Research: Behavioral Neuroscience; movement planning and control; investigation of uncertainty in motor decision making on movement variability; transcranial magnetic
Dr. Ingmar Lippert
Museum für Naturkunde - Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Bureau for Troubles: Post-natural histories and futures
Areas of Research: Science and Technology Studies, Environmental sociology; digitalisation, data practices and infrastructures; empirical focus on organisational practices within environmental governance and management; methodological approaches between Actor-Network Theory, Ethnomethodology and Grounded Theory

Current Fellows of the Young ZiF

Prof. Dr. Elmar Behrmann
Research Center Caesar, Bonn, Behrmann Lab
Areas of Research: Structural biology of membrane associated systems; dynamic electron microscopy; interplay between proteins and biological membranes
Prof. Dr. Thiemo Breyer
University of Cologne, Philosophical Seminar
Areas of Research: phenomenology, philosophy of mind, philosophical anthropology
Dr. Jan Christoph Bublitz
Universität Hamburg, Faculty of Law
Areas of Research: Legal and ethical regulation of the human mind; Bio- and Neuroethics; Philosophy of Law; Human Rights and Criminal Law; Theories of Punishment; Freedom of Will
Dr. Philipp Erbentraut
Goethe University, Frankfurt a. M., Faculty of Social Sciences
Areas of Research: Democracy and Political Theories (in particular the relationship between the welfare state and punitive state); Political Sociology (especially political parties and parliaments); 19th century Political Thought
Dr. Christa Finkenwirth
University of Zurich, Department of Anthropology
Areas of Research: Primatology, Evolutionary Psychology, Cooperation and Prosociality, Social Bonding, Socio-endocrinology; Epistemic Functions of Language in Knowledge Production
Prof. Dr. Mareike Fischer
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald
Areas of Research: Biomathematics (in particular mathematical phylogenetics and population genetics); discrete mathematics; combinatorics; graph theory; probability theory
Dr. Thomas Fischer
Lund University, Department of Economics
Areas of Research: Heterogeneous Agent Models; Financial Stability; Income and Wealth Inequality; Credit Rating Agencies; High Frequency Trading
PD Dr. Boris Roman Gibhardt
University Bielefeld, Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Philosophie und Theologie Abteilung Geschichte Historische Bildwissenschaft, Kunstgeschichte,
Areas of Research: Comparison of Arts/Intermediality (18th-20th century); Art, Culture and Aesthetics in the Age of Goethe; Modern Novel (Marcel Proust and his time); History of Fashion
Dr. Dr. Hanjo Hamann
MPI for Research on Collective Goods
Areas of Research: Empirical Legal Studies; Legal Lingustics; Behavioral Economics; Contract Law; Corporate Law; Legislative Theory
Dr. Marcus Hartner
Universität Bielefeld, Fakultät für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft
Areas of Research: Cognitive Approaches in Literary and Cultural Studies; Narrative Theory; Fictions of Migration, Early Modern Representations of the Orient
Prof. Dr. Adrian Hermann
Universität Bonn, Department for Comparative Research on Religions
Areas of Research: Method & Theory in the Study of Religion; Global Christianity; Religion and Documentary Media; History of Religion in a Globalized World
Dr. Marie Louise Herzfeld-Schild
Universität Luzern, Seminar für Kulturwissenschaften und Wissenschaftsforschung
Areas of Research: Musicology and the History of Science and Knowledge; Music and Emotions in History; History of Music Theory and Music Aesthetics (Greek Antiquity, 18th-21th century); Musical Avant-Aarde after 1945; Music and the History of Law.
Dr. Matthias Hoesch
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Philosophy Department
Areas of Research: Political Philosophy (especially ethics of migration and territorial justice); Kant’s practical philosophy; philosophy of history
Dr. Valérie Kobi
Bielefeld University, Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology
Areas of Research: 18th-Century French Art and Theory; History of Collections and Museums; Connoisseurship; Objects and Materiality; Relationship between Art and Science
Dr. Vanessa Lux
Ruhr-University Bochum, Faculty of Psychology
Areas of Research: Epistemological and methodological issues at intersections between psychology and genetics; epigenetics and neuroscience with special focus on models of psychobiological development; embodiment theory; epigenetics of trauma; empathy research in neuroscience
Dr. Dana Mahr
Université de Genève, Faculté des Sciences, Section de Biologie
Areas of Research: History and Epistemology of Citizen Science, Individualization of Genetical Knowledge, History and Ethics of Dementia, Methodology of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Simone M. Müller
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
Areas of Research: Global History; Environmental History; Analysis of Global Processes in Historical Perspective; Economic Intellectual History; Media and Communication Studies
Dr. Florian Muhle
Bielefeld University, Faculty of Sociology
Areas of Research: Media Sociology and Sociological Technology Studies with special emphasis on human-machine communication; Social Theory; Qualitative Research Methodologies
Dr. Norbert Paulo
University of Salzburg, Department of Social Sciences and Economics
Areas of Research: Empirical Ethics, Philosophical Methodology, Applied Ethics, Philosophy of Law
Dr. Anita von Poser
Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Areas of Research: Papua New Guinea; Vietnamese diaspora in Berlin; psychological anthropology (empathy and intersubjectivity, Theory of Mind, emotion and migration); anthropology of aging; anthropology of food
Dr. Daniel Ruprecht
University of Leeds, School of Mechanical Engineering
Area of Research: Numerical mathematics; high-performance computing; parallel numerical methods; modeling of atmospheric flows; transparent boundary conditions for partial differential equations
Dr. Matthias Schaffrick
Universität Siegen, Germanistisches Seminar, Neuere deutsche Literaturwissenschaft I
Area of Research: law and literature (scenarios of post-sovereignty); history and theory of authorship; contemporary literature; popular culture; religion and literature (Kunstreligion)
Dr. Tanja Skambraks
Universität Mannheim, Historisches Institut, Lehrstuhl für Mittelalterliche Geschichte
Area of Research: Economic History and Credit in the Later Middle Ages and Early Modern Period; Medieval Performative Culture and Theatre; Piety and Devoutness in the Medieval Period
Ass. Prof. Dr. Cordula Vesper
Aarhus University, School of Communication and Culture
Area of Research: cognitive foundations of social interaction; joint action; non-verbal communication; ensemble music performance
Dr. Joachim Wündisch
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Institute of Philosophy
Areas of Research: Political Philosophy; Philosophy of Law; Climate Ethics; Responsibility; Territorial Rights; Intergenerational and Global Justice

Former Fellows of the Young ZiF