I am a research associate and instructor at the Murdough Center for Engineering Professionalism and an associate member of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University. My current research projects deal with (multinational) businesses and human rights, political Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and citizenship, big data and human rights, privacy in the information age, and climate ethics and justice - with a particular focus on financial institutions and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
Previously, I worked as a post-doctoral research fellow (Privatdozent) at the Cluster of Excellence The Formation of Normative Orders and the Centre for Business Ethics at Goethe University Frankfurt. Besides, I also worked as a visiting research fellow at Beijing University, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Toronto and York University.
I finished my habilitation (professorial thesis) in business ethics in 2015. The title of my thesis is 'A New Understanding of Economic Behavior, Organizations and Regulation: Foundations, Options and Challenges'. I conducted my research under the supervision of Rainer Klump and Gerhard Minnameier at Goethe University Frankfurt.
I got my PhD in Business Ethics and History of Economic Thought in 2011 from the Business School at Goethe University Frankfurt under the supervision of Rainer Klump and Bertram Schefold. I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees in Philosophy and Economics from the University of Bayreuth in Germany in 2004 and 2007.