Since October 2017, I am a Research Associate at the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy at Chapman University in Orange, California. I have previously been a temporary Associate Professor at Bielefeld University, an Assistant Professor at the University of Hamburg, and a visiting scholar at the University of Arizona. I earned my Habilitation in philosophy from the University of Hamburg in 2015 and my Ph.D. from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich in 2008. Munich is also where I was born and raised.
I mainly work in political philosophy. I have written on compromises and peace, modus vivendi and realism, public justification and public reason liberalism, libertarianism and private property, political authority and legitimacy, and republican vs. negative conceptions of freedom. I won the 2017 Sanders Prize in Political Philosophy for my paper "Rescuing Public Justification from Public Reason Liberalism".
You can download my C.V. here and follow me on academia.
Here you find my interview in the 3:am magazine from September 2017.
You can contact me at wendt[at]chapman.edu