I hold an Extraordinary Junior Research Fellowship at The Queen’s College, Oxford and joined Roots of Responsibility as a postdoc, specialising in legal and moral philosophy. I currently explore parallels between consent and responsibility, discuss the metaphysical presuppositions of liability and responsibility, and develop voluntariness as a key concept in moral philosophy, a concept to be distinguished from intentionality, freedom, free will, autonomy, and willingness.

Before joining Roots of Responsibility in October 2019, I submitted and soon thereafter successfully defended my DPhil (PhD) thesis in Philosophy at the University of Oxford. My DPhil thesis “Voluntariness, Consent, and Justification” focuses on consent to medical procedures and in particular on the conditions that make consent voluntary. I argue that consent is voluntary unless it is motivated by an influence that cannot be interpersonally justified. This view introduces the concept of interpersonal justification, known from the debate on contractualism, to the debate on consent and most clearly differs from other views in the literature by (i) focusing on the reasons or motivation for which a person consents, instead of mere causal links or counterfactuals, (ii) allowing the moral legitimacy and not just the strength of an influence to have a bearing on the voluntariness of consent, and (iii) making the behaviour of the person receiving consent central to its approach.

I have also been a Europaeum Scholar working on a project on political participation, completed the BPhil in Philosophy at the University of Oxford in 2017, and obtained a BA in Philosophy and Public Law at the University of Regensburg in 2015.

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