Curriculum Vitae


09/1999 - 


Student at the Universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg/ Germany

Philosophy and German Linguistics and Literature (Magistra Artium)


Undergraduate/ graduate research assistant and tutor at the Department of Philosophy II at the University of Mannheim


Magistra Artium with a Master’s  Thesis "The Problems of Self-Deception and  Weakness of Will within Julian Nida-Rümelin´s Account of Structural Rationality"

03/2005 -


Postgraduate Scholarship of the Federal State of Baden-Württemberg/ Germany (Heinrich-Vetter-Foundation)


Ph.D. with a dissertation on Psychopathy and Moral Incapacity

09/2009 -


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, interdisciplinary project Animal Emotionale II "Existential Feelings, Psychopathology, and the Range of Evolutionary Explanations” funded by the Volkswagen Foundation - “Key Issues in the Humanities” Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, Germany



Principal Reserach Associate in the Project "Emotional Experience in Depression: A Philosophical Study" funded by the AHRC and DFG run by Durham University (UK), and Osnabrück University (Germany)



Mentee in the Mentoring Programme for Postdocs and Assistant Professors/ University of Osnabrück

09/2012-  03/2013

Lecturer at the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück


 DGPPN Prize "Philosophy of Psychiatry"

05/2013- 09/2013

 Fellow at the Nietzsche Kolleg Weimar Classic Foundation

since 10/2013

Lecturer at the Department for Practical Philosophy and Culture Reflexion at the University of Witten/Herdecke

since 04/2014

Lecturer at the Department for Orthopaedagpogy and Caring Science at the Protestant University of Applied Science, Rhineland-Westphalia-Lippe

since 06/2014

cand. habil. at the Department for Philosophy at the Ruprecht-Karls University of Heidelberg 

since 09/2014

Postdoc at the Department for Philosophy at the Georg-August-University Göttingen