Rose Trappes

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Rose Trappes


Doctoral Candidate

Department of Philosophy
Bielefeld University
Postfach 100191
33501 Bielefeld

Office: Building X, A4-232
Tel: +49 (0)521-106-4585


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
  • Biological individuality
  • 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.


Selected publications

Trappes, Rose. [in press]. "Evaluating Elizabeth Grosz's Biological Turn." Hypatia.

Trappes, Rose. [in press]. "Revew of Laura Hengehold: Simone de Beauvoir's Philosophy of Indviduation." philoSOPHIA.

Trappes, R. 2017. Review of A New Dawn for the Second Sex: Women's Freedom Practices in World Perspective. Hypatia Reviews Online.