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 A Bit About Me 

Carline Klijnman

PhD in Philosophy 

I am currently employed at the University of Cologne, in affiliation with a DFG-funded project 'Moral Obligation, Epistemology and Public Health: The Case of Vaccine Hesitancy'. I recently passed my Viva cum laude at the University of Genoa, where I conducted my PhD research into failures of testimonial exchange and its effect on epistemic democracy with a scholarship from the Northwestern Italian Philosophy Consortium (curriculum: Ethics & Politics). ​ Prior to that, I received two MA's cum laude from the University of Utrecht (one in Philosophy and one in History). 


Over the last four years, I have lived in Italy, the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, and Germany, but I grew up and spent most of my life in the Netherlands. My Dutchness is most noticeable in my need for planning and the fact that I am, apparently, direct and straightforward in my communication. 

When I'm not working or lounging, I like to spend my time hiking, hanging out with animals (especially dogs!) and more recently weightlifting. 







PhD Philosophy (cum laude), 

University of Genoa

curriculum Politics and Ethics

Supervisor: Valeria Ottonelli

External Supervisor: Fabienne Peter

MA History 'History of Politics and Society' (cum laude)

Utrecht University

MA Philosophy 'Applied Ethics' (cum laude)

Utrecht University

BA Humanistic Studies

University of Humanistic Studies

Academic Work Experience

October 2023 - present

October 2022 - June 2023

January 2023 - April 2023

October 2022 - March 2023

February 2022 - May 2022

November 2019 - September 2021


October 2020 - March 2021

February 2018 - July 2018

February 2018 - April 2018

September 2018 - July 2019

Postdoc Epistemology, University of Cologne

DFG 2021. Moral Obligation, Epistemology and Public Health: The Case of Vaccine Hesitancy

Research Assistant PEA Soup Blog, Warwick Centre for Ethics, Law & Public Affairs

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Warwick

Introduction to Philosophy T2

Applied Ethics

Visiting Graduate Researcher, University College Dublin

EU Horizon 2020. PERITIA: Policy Expertise and Trust

Writing Support Tutor, Warwick University

Graduate Researcher, University of Genoa

PRIN 2017. Deceit and Self-Deception: How We Should Address Fake News and Other Cognitive Failures of the Democratic Public

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Warwick

Introduction to Philosophy T1 

Introduction to Philosophy T2

Graduate Intern, Ethics Institute 

Ethische Annotaties

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Utrecht University

Introduction to Applied Ethics

Graduate Research Assistant, Utrecht University


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