I am a philosopher of mind and cognition, specialising in empirically informed research on enculturation, predictive processing, and 4E cognition.
A core question that has been at the centre of my research is this: how do we acquire culturally evolved cognitive practices such as reading, writing, and arithmetic and how does competence in these practices transform our overall mental capacities?
I also have an interest in interdisciplinary research on mental disorders (especially major depressive disorder and schizophrenia), spontaneous cognition, and irony comprehension.
I have been working in the Department of Philosophy II at the Ruhr University Bochum since 2018. After holding a lecturer position at the chair of Philosophy of Language and Cognition (07/2018-06/2020), I am now a lecturer at Prof Albert Newen's chair of Philosophy of Mind (07/2020-present).
I am also a member of the Research Training Group Situated Cognition (Ruhr University Bochum and Osnabrück University).
Before coming to Bochum, I was a lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the Justus Liebig University of Giessen.
I received my PhD in philosophy (summa cum laude) at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in July 2015. My dissertation was awarded the Barbara Wengeler Prize 2016.