Curriculum vitae

Dr. Vera Hoffmann-Kolss

Higher Education and Employment History

Since 08/2017 PI of the project Properties and Property Individuation within the DFG research unit Inductive Metaphysics: Articulation, Application and Challenges, Institute of Philosophy, University of Köln
10/2016 - 07/2017 Visiting Scholar, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University
11/2012 - 09/2016 Postdoctoral Researcher (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), Institute of Philosophy, University of Köln
10/2015 - 05/2016 Maternity leave
01/2008 - 10/2012 Postdoctoral Researcher (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin), Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück
04/2011 - 09/2011 Visiting Professor, Institute of Philosophy, University of Bochum, covering for Prof. Albert Newen
11/2008 Ph.D. in Philosophy, University of Bonn
Thesis: The Metaphysics of Extrinsic Properties
Supervisors: Prof. Rainer Stuhlmann-Laeisz (University of Bonn), Prof. Michael Esfeld (University of Lausanne), Prof. Albert Newen (University of Bochum)
09/2007 - 12/2007 Research Assistant, Institute of Philosophy, University of Bonn
03/2006 - 08/2007 Research Fellow, University of Lausanne
07/2004 - 02/2006 Research Assistant, Institute of Philosophy, University of Tübingen
05/2004 Master's Degree (Magister Artium) in Philosophy, University of Bonn
10/1998 - 05/2004 Course of study in Philosophy (major), Statistics and Psychology, University of Bonn
10/2001 - 06/2002 Visiting Student at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford

Scholarships, Awards and External Funding

08/2017 - 07/2020 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG): Funding of the project Properties and Property Individuation within the DFG research unit Inductive Metaphysics: Articulation, Application and Challenges (FOR 2495, 284,700.- €)
01/2015 - 12/2018 German-Israeli Foundation (GIF): Funding of the project Causation and Computation in Cognitive Neuroscience (180,000.- €, with Jens Harbecke and Oron Shagrir)
10/2016 - 07/2017 Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG): Research Fellowship at Rutgers University (~55,000.- €)
09/2013 Faculty of Philosophy, University of Köln: Funding of the workshop Inter-Level Relations in Cognitive Neuroscience (7,200.- €)
07/2011 State of Lower Saxony (Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur): Funding of the workshop Levels and Causation in Neuroscience (7,640.- €, with Markus Eronen)
09/2010 - 08/2012 Robert-Bosch Foundation: Fast Track Programme (4,800.- €)
07/2009 Institute of Philosophy, University of Bonn: Kant Award for PhD Thesis (3,000.- €)
03/2006 - 03/2008 German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes): Graduate Student Scholarship
03/2006 - 06/2006 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): Graduate Student Scholarship (Research Fellowship at the University of Lausanne)
10/2001 - 06/2002 German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD): Student Scholarship (Visiting Year at Oxford University)
12/1998 - 03/2004 German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes): Student Scholarship

Workshops, Conferences and Symposia Organized

07/2016 Workshop Causation, Mechanisms, Levels, University of Köln (with Jens Harbecke and Jan Philipp Köster)
09/2015 Levels, Computation, and Causation in Cognitive Neuroscience, Symposium at EPSA15, Conference of the European Philosophy of Science Association, University of Düsseldorf (with Jens Harbecke, Marcin Miłkowski and Oron Shagrir)
09/2013 Workshop Inter-Level Relations in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Köln (with Jens Harbecke and Oron Shagrir)
03/2013 Interventionism and Multi-Level Causation, Symposium at GWP.2013, First International Conference of the German Society for Philosophy of Science (with Michael Baumgartner and Markus Eronen)
07/2011 Workshop Levels and Causation in Neuroscience, Institute for Advanced Study, Delmenhorst (with Markus Eronen)
01/2011 Workshop Constitutive Explanations and Supervenience, Witten/Herdecke University (with Jens Harbecke)
09/2006 Workshop Physicalism and Beyond following GAP.6: 6th International Congress of the Society for Analytical Philosophy, FU Berlin (with Achim Stephan and Sven Walter)
10/2005 Conference Mental Causation, Externalism, and Self-Knowledge, University of Tübingen (with Michael Esfeld and Albert Newen)

Referee for Journals

Acta Analytica (2015), Australasian Journal of Philosophy (2016 (2x), 2014, 2013, 2012), British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (2013), Dialectica (2013, 2011, 2008), Erkenntnis (2016, 2015, 2011, 2008, 2006), Journal for General Philosophy of Science (2011), Mind (2014, 2013), Mind and Matter (2010), Philosophical Quarterly (2015), Philosophical Studies (2017), Philosophiegeschichte und logische Analyse (2012), Synthese (2017, 2014 (3x)), Theoria (2011)