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) and spontaneous cognition.
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) and Albert Newen's chair of Philosophy of Mind (07/2020-03/2021), I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow in Albert Newen's group.
I am also an associated member of the Research Training Group Situated Cognition (Ruhr University Bochum and Osnabrück University).
Before coming to Bochum, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology at the Justus Liebig University of Giessen (04/2016-06/2018).
I received my PhD in philosophy (summa cum laude) at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz in July 2015. My dissertation, supervised by Thomas Metzinger and Richard Menary, was awarded the Barbara Wengeler Prize 2016.