2018 – Faculty member, International Max Planck Research School on Neuroscience of Communication, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig

09/2015 –  Professor of Cognitive Anthropology (W2), Department of Philosophy, Universität Leipzig, Germany & Board member and PI at the Leipzig Research Center for Early Child Development

09/2013 – 08/2015  Junior Professor of Neurophilosophy (W1), Department of Philosophy, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany

09/2010 –  08/2013   LSE Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method & Deputy Director of the Forum for European Philosophy, London, UK

2008 Teaching Assistant for a Summer School with Prof. Owen Flanagan at Harvard University, USA

2008 Teaching Assistant for Prof. Jerry Samet at Brandeis University, USA

2004 – 2006 Research Assistant at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Magdeburg


2007-2011   Ph.D., Philosophy, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Berlin School of Mind and Brain, Germany.

2002-2006   M.A. Philosophy & Dipl. (MSc) Neuroscience, Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Germany

2000-2002   Philosophy & Human Biology (Pre-Dipl.), Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany

Visiting Positions

04/2023-09/2023  Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities “Human Abilities”, Berlin

07/2007-01/2009   Visiting Doctoral Student at the Department of Linguistics and Philosophy at MIT, USA (advisor: Alex Byrne)

09/2003-04/2004   Visiting Researcher at the Seconda Università di Napoli, Italy (advisor: Michele Papa)

Grants & Awards

2023 Fellowship at the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities “Human Abilities”, Berlin

2021 Grant from the John Templeton Foundation for a Pilot Research Project on Investigating the Developmental Foundations of Intellectual Humility ($20.000)

2020 Grant from the Fritz-Thyssen-Foundation for a Workshop on “Reassessing the Relationship between Phenomenology and Explanation” (co-organized with Heath Williams) (€12.000)

2014-2019  Member of the “Junge Akademie” of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

2014 Grant from the Udo Keller Stiftung Forum Humanum for a workshop on “Minimal Mindreading” (co-organized with Ramiro Glauer) (€4000)

2010 DFG grant for a conference on self-consciousness (co-organized with Katja Crone & Anna Strasser) (€5000)

2007-2010 Various travel grants from the Berlin School of Mind and Brain

2007-2010 PhD Fellowship from the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

2002-2006 Scholarship from the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)