Current Position

  • Professor Philosophy of Cognition (W2 Gastprofessur)
  • Principal Investigator at “SCIoI” (Interdisciplinary Cluster of the German Excellence Strategy) and at “Inter-Self Lab”, Institute of Philosophy, Technical University, Berlin

Honorary Appointments

  • Associated Faculty Member Berlin Mind and Brain School, Humboldt University Berlin
  • Guest Researcher Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, NTNU Norway

Past Employments

  • Marie Curie Experienced Researcher (IPODI), Berlin Center for Knowledge Research, Technical University, Berlin
  • Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Theoretical Philosophy, “Science Beyond Scientism” project, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Marie Curie Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastián, Spain, Nov 2012- Nov 2014
  • Research Fellow, Mind and Life Summer Research Institute, Garrison Institute, New York, U.S., June, 2013
  • Visiting Researcher, Centre for Psychosocial Medicine, Section Phenomenology, Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Fuchs, March-April, 2013
  • Research Assistant (philosophy of mind), Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrueck, 2008-2010
  • Student Assistant (sociology), Institute of General Sociology, University of Potsdam, 2005-2006


  • University of Osnabrueck, PhD, Cognitive Science (Summa Cum Laude), defended Nov 2012, “From Body to Self – Towards a Socially Enacted Autonomy -With Implications for Locked-in Syndrome and Schizophrenia”. Reviewers: Ezequiel Di Paolo, Evan Thompson, Sven Walter
  • University of Sussex, M.A., Philosophy of Cognitive Science (With Distinction). “An Analysis of Reflexive Monism – On Reconciling 1st- and 3rd- person perspectives”, Sep 2007
  • Universities of Berlin and Potsdam, graduate and post-graduate Studies in Philosophy and Sociology

Research Area/Interest:

  • Philosophy of mind and cognitive science (enactive, embodied, extended cognition)
  • Cognitive science
  • Philosophy of technology
  • Philosophy of psychology and psychiatry, disorders of the self
  • Phenomenology
  • Self, Embodiment, Embodied Intersubjectivity, Social Cognition

Grants and Fellowships

  • Principal Investigator in DFG Cluster of the German Excellence Strategy “Science of Intelligence”, Technical University Berlin, Jan 2019
  • DFG conference grant (Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft/German Research
    Society) for funding the international conference “The Open Self – Investigating the
    Boundaries of the Self – Bodily, Social and Technological”, at Technical University Berlin, Sep 2018 (Main Applicant)
  • Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, “ESSE” (An Embodied and Social Approach to the Self”), Technical University Berlin, 2015-2017
  • Postdoctoral Grant “Science Beyond Scientism” VU University of Amsterdam, 2014-2015
  • Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, TESIS (Towards an Embodied Science of Intersubjectivity), Node San Sebastian, University of the Basque Country (UPV), 2011-2014
  • PhD Fellow Graduate School “Adaptivity in Hybrid Systems”, Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrueck, 2008-2011

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