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.