Academic Positions


Since 2020

Postdoctoral Researcher and Scientific Coordinator: Research Training Group ‘Situated Cognition’ founded by the German Research Foundation
RU Bochum



Assistant Professor: Chair for Philosophy of Mind
Managing Director and Student Consultant: Master Cognitive Science
Scientific Coordination: Center for Mind and Cognition
RU Bochum



Postdoctoral Researcher: The Structure and Development of Understanding Actions and Reasons founded by the German Research Foundation, the Swiss National Fund and the Austrian Science Fund
RUBochum, University Zurich & University Salzburg


2015 - 2016

Research Assistent: Social Cognition, Emotion, and Agency founded by the Anneliese-Maier Research Grant
RU Bochum & University of Memphis


2012 - 2014

Student Research Assistent: Chair for Philosophy of Nature and Sciences
University of Bonn


2010 - 2011

Student Research Assistent: German Reference Center for Ethic in the Life Sciences
University of Bonn




PhD in Philosophy (summa cum laude)
Title: Experiencing Pain – A Scientific Enigma & Its Philosophical Solution
Supervision: Prof. Albert Newen & Prof. Colin Klein
RU Bochum



Master of Arts in Philosophy
Specialization: Philosophy of Mind, Nature, & Religion
University of Bonn



Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy/Psychology
University of Bonn



Abitur (equivalent to A level)

Research Stays

 NovemberDecember 2019
Institute Jean Nicod
Prof. Frédérique de Vignemont

April – May 2018
Australian National University
Prof. Colin Klein

September – October 2016
University of Memphis
Prof. Schaun Gallagher


Workshop Funding


PR.INT Grant of the Research School Plus (RU Bochum)

Workshop: Investigating the Mind – Pain, Emotion & Affective Disorders

Value: 5.000 €


PR.INT Grant of the Research School Plus (RU Bochum)

Spring School: Social Cognition, Emotion & Joint Action

Value: 10.000 €

Travel Grants


Global Young Faculty (Mercator Research Center Ruhr)

Funded Projects: Research Stays & Conference Participations

Value: 5.000 €


International Realization Budget of the Research School Plus (RU Bochum)

Funded Projects: Research Stays & Conference Participations

Value: 10.000 €

Invitation of Guest Researchers


Visiting International Professor Grant of the Research School Plus (RU Bochum)

Visiting Researcher: Prof. Colin Klein

Value: 6.000 €


October 2018 – January 2019
Doctoral Scholarship: Esser Stiftung

October 2016 – September 2019
Doctoral Sholarship: Barbara-Wengeler Stiftung

October 2010 – August 2014
Study Support: Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung

October 2009 – September 2010


gdf-Award Wilhelm Hollenberg 2020/2021

  • Awarded for outstanding doctoral thesis in humanities (RU Bochum)
  • Doctoral Thesis: Experiencing Pain

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