• 1981 born in Tuebingen (Germany)
  • Raised in Reutlingen (Germany) and Budapest (Hungary)
  • Studies at Eberhard-Karls-University of Tuebingen (Germany) in General Rhetoric (Allgemeine Rhetorik) and Contemporary English Literature (Neuere Englische Literatur) as major (Magister Artium) and Romanic Philology (Romanische Philologie) as minor
  • Latinum
  • Master Thesis about The Ethos in Rhetoric and Politics
  • Graecum
  • PhD in Philosophy and Rhetoric from the University of Tuebingen about Decorum as a normative force in Rhetoric (Die normative Kraft des Decorum)
  • Advanced course in Theory of Knowledge, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science and Propositional Logik at the University of Oxford (England)

Work Experience

  • Assistant teacher at King’s College and Wimbledon High School, London (UK)
  • Pro bono work as a teacher at the child protection association (Kinderschutzbund) Reutlingen e.V.
  • Juror at the national competition debating youth (Jugend debattiert)
  • Lecturer at the non-profit institution BBQ (Berufliche Bildung gGmbH Reutlingen)
  • Teacher at the vocational school for Fashion and Design, Gewerbliche Schule Metzingen
  • Tutor at Wafios AG Reutlingen (Germany)
  • Advisor at VMVO GmbH Stein am Rhein (Switzerland)
  • Freelance author

Areas of Research

  • The Ethical Responsibility in Rhetoric
  • The Ethos of the Orator
  • Rhetoric and Rationality
  • Appropriateness in Rhetoric, Politics and Society
  • Logic
  • Theory of Knowledge
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Metaphysics

International Experience

  • A-level at the German School of Budapest (Deutsche Schule Budapest) (Hungary)
  • King’s College in London (UK)
  • Visiting student at the Université Lumière in Lyon (France)
  • University of Oxford (UK)


  • Sophia Vallbracht: The Ethos in Rhetoric and Politics. Tuebingen, 2006.
  • Sophia Vallbracht: Die normative Kraft des Decorum. Angemessenheit bei Cicero, Ambrosius und Augustinus. Tuebingen: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag, 2019.
  • Sophia Vallbracht: Review of J. Warren Smith: Ambrose, Augustine, and the Pursuit of Greatness. Cambridge/New York: Cambridge University Press, 2020, in: Augustiniana, Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 71/3-4, 2021, p.490-492.
  • Sophia Vallbracht: “Die Perspektive wechseln”, in: Einfach leben, Sep. 2023.


  • “Rhetorik und freier Vortrag“ at the Isolde-Kurz-Gymnasium, 23.10.2007
  • Book review of Jan Müller: Decorum Konzepte von Angemessenheit in der Theorie der Rhetorik von den Sophisten bis zur Renaissance at the colloquium of the department for General Rhetoric, University of Tuebingen, 12.01.2012
  • “Angemessenheit als Regulativ der Rede“ at the doctoral colloquium, University of Tuebingen, 07.07.2017
  • Quod decet et quod persuadet?“ at the doctoral workshop, University of Tuebingen, 07.11.2017
  • Doctoral viva, University of Tuebingen, 27.04.2018
  • Presentation about “Decorum as a normative force in rhetoric“ at the biennial conference of the International Society for the History of Rhetoric to be held in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 05.08.2022 at 03.30pm, room E.2.56


  • The Philosophical Society of the University of Oxford (England)
  • International Society for the History of Rhetoric
  • Rhetoric Society of Europe
  • The Colloquium for Ancient Rhetoric
  • Rhetorikforum. Association for the Promotion of Rhetoric in Science and Practice e.V.
  • InstKoll (Colloquium on rhetoric of the University of Tuebingen)
  • German Association for the Safeguarding of Children Chapter Reutlingen e.V.