Curriculum Vitae Dr. Wanja Wiese

Professional appointments and fellowships

04/2015 - Post-doctoral research assistant and lecturer, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Department of Philosophy, Theoretical Philosophy Group (Prof. Dr. Thomas Metzinger).
12/2018-02/2019 Visiting scholar at the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, University College London (host: Prof. Dr. Karl Friston).
Winter semester 2011/12 Student assistant (e-learning) at the chair of philosophy of science and logic (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ralf Busse) at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
Winter semester 2009/10 - summer semester 2012 Student assistant at the chair of theoretical philosophy (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Thomas Metzinger) at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
09/2009 - 12/2011 Student assistant at the theory group (Prof. Dr. Kurt Kremer) at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz.



07/2015 PhD defense, summa cum laude, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
04/2012 Diploma ("M.A.") in Mathematics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
01/2011 M.A. in Philosophy and Mathematics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
09/2008 – 07/2009 Exchange student at the Department of Mathematics at Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands.


Scholarships, Grants, and Prizes

05/2016 Doctoral dissertation award of the Barbara Wengeler foundation (10,000€).
04/2012 –03/2015 PhD Scholarship, Barbara-Wengeler-Stiftung.
09/2012 Travel Award for the conference "KogWis 2014" in Tübingen (250€).
07/2013 Travel grant of the Barbara-Wengeler-Stiftung (1,500€).
09/2012 Travel Award for the conference "KogWis 2012" in Bamberg (250€).
2011 Prize of the faculty for my M.A. thesis in the academic year 2010/2011 (300€).
09/2008 – 07/2009 ERASMUS Scholarship.


Teaching Experience (at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

Winter semester 2019/20
  • Beliefs, rationality, and the ethics of belief.
  • Phenomenal consciousness. An introduction to philosophy of mind.
Summer semester 2019
  • Philosophy of AI.
  • Intentionality and mental representation. An introduction to philosophy of mind.
  • Mechanistic theories (of the mind).
Winter semester 2018/19
  • The mind-body problem. An introduction to philosophy of mind.
Winter semester 2017/18
  • Phenomenal consciousness. An introduction to philosophy of mind.
  • Transhumanism, science fiction, mortality denial, and philosophy of mind.
  • Philosophical problems in the scientific study of subjectivity and consciousness. The philosophy of Thomas Metzinger.
Summer semester 2017
  • Mental representation and cognitive architectures. Introduction to the philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science.
  • Time consciousness.
Winter semester 2016/17
  • Introduction to the philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science.
  • Hermann von Helmholtz. Philosophy (of mind) in the work of a polymath.
Summer semester 2016
  • Philosophie der Mathematik bei Platon und Aristoteles. (Philosophy of mathematics in the works of Plato and Aristotle)
  • Die Einheit des Bewusstseins: Kant, Brentano, Bayne, Dainton, u.a. (The unity of consciousness)
Winter semester 2015/16
  • Phänomenologie und Gestalttheorie: Brentano, Husserl, von Ehrenfels, Stumpf, Meinong, Wertheimer, Koffka
Summer semester 2015
  • Strukturale Repräsentation (Structural representation)
Winter semester 2011/12
  • Introduction to Logic.
Winter semester 2007/08
  • Introduction to Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, and Philosophy of Mind (Tutorial).
  • Introduction to Higher Mathematics (Analysis and Linear Algebra, Tutorial).
Summer semester 2007
  • Introduction to Informal Logic (Tutorial).
Winter semester 2006/07
  • Introduction to Informal Logic (Tutorial).


MIND Group
Gesellschaft für Kognitionswissenschaft e.V. (GK)
Gesellschaft für Analytische Philosophie e.V. (GAP)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie e.V. (DGPhil)
Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness (ASSC)