Born in 1981, I grew up near Cologne in the middle of West Germany. I studied philosophy, cultural sciences, and 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 at the Institute of Philosophy II of the Ruhr-University Bochum and defended my thesis on "Varieties of Social Understanding" in January 2013 with summa cum laude.
Then I worked as an assistant professor and postdoctoral researcher at the Philosophy Departments of the Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany), University of Memphis (USA), University of Wollongong (Australia) and Duisburg-Essen University (Germany).
From October 2016 until December 2019, I have been a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for the Study of Social Action (CSSA), Philosophy Department of the University of Milan, Italy, working on collective intentionality and minimal approaches to cooperation.
Since March 2020 I am not working at the University anymore and started working as a business coach in Bremen. I am still doing philosophy on a private basis with losely being associated with the University of Bremen as an independent researcher.