I’m an assistant professor (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) for theoretical philosophy at the University of Bielefeld. Before that, I was part of the Emmy Noether Independent Junior Research Group “Experimental Philosophy and the Method of Cases – Theoretical Foundations, Responses, and Alternatives” (EXTRA) based at Ruhr-University Bochum, where I also did my Phd. My main areas of interest lie in metaphilosophy, philosophy of language and experimental philosophy. My Phd thesis (defended 6/2021) is about the foundations of conceptual engineering – the philosophical project of scrutinizing and improving our concepts – and its role in philosophical methodology.
More recently, I became interested in the interface between language and cognition. To what extent can linguistic interventions help us reason better? Can they be drivers of social change? How do we select the right words to express important concepts?
I got a BA and and an MA from Humboldt-University Berlin and an MLitt from St Andrews / Stirling. During that time, I received a scholarship from Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes. As a Phd student, I spent time at the University of Cologne and at ConceptLab at the University of Oslo. My PhD supervisors were Joachim Horvath and Thomas Grundmann.
You find my CV here.