Prof. dr. Sabine Roeser (Ethics Committee)

Prof. dr. Sabine Roeser (Ethics Committee)

Sabine Roeser is Professor of Ethics at TU Delft (distinguished Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor). Roeser is the head of the Ethics and Philosophy of Technology Section and has been working at Delft University of Technology since September 2001.

From September 2010 through August 2013 Roeser also held a part-time professorship at Twente University (Socrates Chair).  Roeser obtained her PhD in 2002 at the Free University, Amsterdam, for her thesis, Ethical Intuitions and Emotions: A Philosophical Study. During her PhD-research, she spent two terms abroad: in the Fall term 2000 she studied at the University of Reading with Jonathan Dancy, in the Spring term 1999 she studied at the University of Notre Dame. She holds an M.A.-degree in Philosophy (cum laude, 1997) and an M.A.-degree in Political Science (1998), both from the University of Amsterdam. Roeser did her B.A. in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts, Maastricht (1994).

Roeser’s research covers theoretical, foundational topics concerning the nature of moral knowledge, intuitions, emotions and evaluative aspects of risk, but also urgent and hotly debated public issues on which her theoretical research can shed new light, such as nuclear energy, climate change and public health issues. From July 2010-June 2015 Roeser was the head of a research group on Moral Emotions and Risk Politics for which she has received a VIDI-grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).