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 Summer School with Owen Flanagan at Harvard University, USA

2008 Teaching Assistant for 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

07/2007-01/2009   Visiting 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

2021 Grant from the John Templeton Foundation for a 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” (€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)

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

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

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

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