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Associate Professor of Philosophy

The University of Chicago

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photo credit: natasha k.

I joined the Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago in 2010. Before coming to the Windy City, I received my graduate training at the University of Texas at Austin and my undergra­duate training at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Oxford University. My dissertation Modality in Flux develops a dynamic semantics for modals and was directed by Nicholas Asher and Josh Dever.

I grew up in the Lüneburg Heath near Hamburg and also spent a lot of my youth in Dithmarschen (which has this natural wonder to offer, in addition to a proud history), so I have a soft spot for flat landscapes with plenty of water and cool weather. Needless to say Chicago is a good place to be for someone with my affinities (as it happens, Hamburg is one of Chicago's 29 sister cities). 

I am an associate editor at Semantics and Pragmatics

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