Ann-Christin Fischer is a PhD student at the Ruhr University Bochum in the research group  The Return of the Organism in the Biosciences: Theoretical, Historical, and Social Dimensions. She holds a B.A. degree in Literature and Culture Studies from the TU Dortmund and a M.A. in History, Philosophy and Culture of Science from the Ruhr University Bochum. With her Thesis “The Role of the Scientific Community in Cases of Fraud – A Study on the Vaccine-Autism Controversy” she graduated the program in 2022. Moreover she studied the European Culture and Economics Master at the Ruhr University Bochum.

In her research projects she focusses on the philosophical and historical aspects of values in science, in particular quality control in science. She approaches this topic on three levels : Starting with the macro level (i)  she tries to understand which quality control mechanisms are present in science practices and how they work together. At the micro level (ii) she focuses on the role of the individual scientists and values in the process of self-control. She also aims in assessing the current challenges such as commercialization and discrimination in science.

  • March 2023 - May 2023: Research Stay Michigan State University, MI, USA
  • 2023-: PhD in Philosophy of Science, Ruhr University Bochum
  • 2019-2023: M.A. European Culture and Economics (ECUE): Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 2019-2022: M.A. History, Philosophy and Culture of Science (HPS+); Ruhr-University Bochum
  • 2015-2019: B.A Applied Literature and Cultual Science with Minors in Sociologie and Economics; TU Dortmund



  • SPSP South Carolina 2024: "Dissent as a Self Controll Mechanism"
Ann-Christin Fischer, M.A.

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