About the Student Representatives

EPSA's student representatives are elected by the junior scholar community for two years. As student representatives, it is our mission to give a voice to the junior scholars in EPSA (a category which includes graduate students and early career researchers), and represent their interests at the meetings of the Steering Committee. To this end, we strive to maintain an active and informal line of communication with the junior scholar community, and welcome any and all questions, comments, and other types of feedback that may help us improve the lives of beginning researchers in philosophy of science.

Student representatives are also involved in:

EPSA Fellowship Scheme, which provides junior philosophers working in Central and Eastern Europe with the opportunity to visit a leading research institution in Western Europe (see:; 

EPSA Mentoring Scheme, which supports junior philosophers of science by providing them guidance, advice or general counselling on specific issues that they may face during that stage of their career (see: 

Current Student Representatives

Ann-Christin Fischer is currently working at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Department of Philosophy I, ROTO Research Group. She is holding 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”, Ann-Christin graduated in 2022. She is concerned with questions of internal scientific self-control.  In her research she tries to understand which quality control mechanisms are present in science practices and how they work together, as well as the role of values in the process of self-control. Ann-Christin also aims in assessing current challenges such as commercialization and discrimination in science.

Mariano Martín-Villundas is a last-year predoctoral fellow at the University of Salamanca, Spain. His research interests oscillate between the philosophy of general science and the philosophy of biology. More specifically, Mariano focuses on issues related to scientific modeling, scientific understanding, and scientific representation on the one hand, and debates related to epigenetics and cancer research on the other.


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Former Student Representatives

We are very grateful to all former Student Representatives for their hard work and dedication.


Stéphanie Debray, University of Lorraine, France

Bobby Vos, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom


Agnieszka Proszewska, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Martin Zach, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic 


Javier Suárez, University of Barcelona, Spain and University of Exeter, United Kingdom

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