Field of Work
Amrei Bahr's research interests include applied ethics, artifact philosophy, aesthetics, and the philosophy of technology. She is currently working on an ethics of recycling, one of the central questions of which is whether recycling is really the best way of disposing of waste from an ethical point of view and the fairest way for all generations and countries. Her research on the ethics of academic publishing also focuses on questions of justice. She investigates how the academic publishing system must be changed to allow fair participation for all researchers.
Amrei Bahr was appointed as Junior Professor of Philosophy of Technology & Information at the University of Stuttgart in April 2022. She received her PhD in 2017 from the University of Münster, where her thesis investigated authors' moral rights to their intellectual creations, she was a fellow of the research group "Ethics of Copying" at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research at Bielefeld University, and most recently a postdoc at the Institute of Philosophy at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.
Furthermore, Amrei Bahr is involved in science communication and campaigns for fair working conditions in science. In this context, she initiated the Twitter campaign #IchBinHanna together with Kristin Eichhorn and Sebastian Kubon in June 2021.
Amrei Bahr has been awarded the Communicator Prize 2022 for innovative and future-oriented science communication by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the Stifterverband. As a member of a team at the Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, she received the prize for the public philosophy project "denXte," which provides information about philosophy in a playful yet sophisticated way.