Hannah Hilligardt, M.A.

Doctoral Candidate

DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 2073
Institut für Philosophie
Leibniz Universität Hannover
Lange Laube 32
30159 Hannover

Room 103

Phone: +49 (0) 511 / 762 – 14505
E-Mail: hannah.hilligardt@philos.uni-hannover.de

Research Project

(Political) Representation in Science and Science Policy


Since 06/2020 – Doctoral Candidate at the DFG Research Training Group 2073 Integrating Ethics and Epistemology of Scientific Research, Leibniz Universität Hannover

2017 – 2020 Master of Arts (Research) “Philosophy”, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

2013 – 2017 Master of Arts “Philosophy and European Studies”, University of Dundee, UK

2015 – 2016 Semester abroad at Université Pierre-Mendès-France, Grenoble, France


Hilligardt, H. (2022). Looking beyond values: The legitimacy of social perspectives, opinions and interests in science. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 12, 58.


“The democratic legitimacy of particular interests in science”, British Society for the Philosophy of Science Conference, Exeter, July 2022

“Political Representation in Science“, European Philosophy of Science Conference, Turin, September 2021

“How to not relativize scientific claims when speaking of their politics”, Dutch Research School of Philosophy (OZSW) Conference, Online, December 2020

“Latour and Tipping Points”, 39th Dutch-Flemish Day of Philosophy, University of Twente, 22 February 2020


  • Seminar (WiSe 2021/22): “Feminist Philosophy of Science” (Leibniz University Hannover)
  • 2016: Tutor for German (Università degli studi di Pavia, Italy)

Additional Qualifications

2021 – 2022 Member of the organising committee for the International Conference on Engaging Ethics and Epistemology in Science (EES 2022)

2016 – 2017 Organiser of Scottish Humanities Undergraduate Conference

2016 – 2017 Editor Dundee Humanities Undergraduate Journal