Philosopher Gesa Wellmann appointed junior professor
Dr Gesa Wellmann has been appointed Junior Professor of History of Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy. She was previously a research associate at the University of Wuppertal's philosophy department.
Born in Oldenburg, Wellmann studied philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). After completing her bachelor's degree in 2011 and master's degrees in 2013 and 2014, she earned her PhD in 2018 in Leuven with a dissertation on the concept of a metaphysical system in the works of Lambert, Kant, Reinhold and Fichte. She then took a position as a research associate at the University of Basel (Switzerland), before moving to the University of Wuppertal in 2019.
Wellmann's main fields of research are German idealism, its impact and its history, philosophy of the Enlightenment and postcolonial theory. Her current research topics include a decolonial critique of the concept of history in the European Enlightenment and German idealism as well as questions regarding the conditions of immanent self-criticism.