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Rose Trappes

Doctoral Candidate

Department of Philosophy

Bielefeld University

Postfach 100191

33501 Bielefeld

Rose Trappes


+49 521 106-4585
Gebäude X A4-232

Doctoral Project

My doctoral project is part of the collaborative research centre SFB-TRR212 "A Novel Synthesis of Individualisation across Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution: Niche Choice, Niche Conformance, Niche Construction". Working under Professor Marie I. Kaiser, I will investigate the ontological status of individualised niches. Specific foci are the nature of biological individuality and individualisation, the status of individualised ecological niches, and the mechanisms of individualised niche choice, construction and conformance.

Reseach interests

  • Philosophy of biology
  • Metaphysics of science
  • Empirical methods in philosophy
  • Feminist philosophy
  • 20th century French philosophy

Academic positions

  • 2018-present Doctoral student, Bielefeld University, Germany.


  • 2018 MA. Philosophy (Research). Radboud University, The Netherlands.
  • 2015 BA (Hons). Philosophy. University of Queensland, Australia.
  • 2014 BSc. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. University of Queensland, Australia.