Born in 1981, I grew up near Cologne in the middle of West Germany. I studied philosophy, cultural sciences, German literature and psycholinguistics at the University of Bremen and the University of Edinburgh. From 2008 to 2012, I have been a Ph.D. student in Philosophy at the Ruhr-University Bochum and wrote my Ph.D. thesis on "Varieties of Social Understanding" under the supervision of Prof. Albert Newen (Bochum) and Prof. Shaun Gallagher (Memphis). 

In my thesis, I discuss the scope and limits of the so-called 'theory of mind debate'. The heart of my thesis is a pluralistic approach to social understanding.  The core ideas of this approach have been originated and established in collaboration with Prof. Max Coltheart (Sydney) during his research stay in Bochum, 2011 (see Fiebich and Coltheart 2015).

In general, my research concerns the philosophy of mind. I am interested in topics including social understanding, self-consciousness, and collective intentionality from perspectives of analytic philosophy as well as phenomenolog. My work is highly inspired by empirical evidences from developmental psychology, cultural sciences, and neurosciences.

Since October 2016, I am a postdoctoral fellow of the Center for the Study of Social Action in Milan, Italy, working with Prof. Corrado Sinigaglia and Prof. Francesco Guala on collective intentionality and minimal approaches to cooperation.