Curriculum Vitae

Current Position

07/2017 (expected): Junior-Professor of the Philosophy of Perception and Knowledge, Department of Philosophy, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Since 04/2017: Director of the Emmy Noether Research Group “From Perception to Belief and Back Again”, Department of Philosophy, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Past Academic Positions

10/2012–03/2017: Assistant Professor (fixed term, 3+3 years), Department of Philosophy and Center for Mind, Brain, and Cognitive Evolution, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
11/2011–09/2012: Assistant Professor (fixed term, 3+3 years), Department of Philosophy, University of Mainz, Germany
01/2008–11/2011: Doctoral Research Fellow, Formal Epistemology Research Group, Zukunftskolleg and Department of Philosophy, University of Konstanz, Germany
10/2002–07/2003: Teaching Assistant (Tutor), Institute of Philosophy, University of Salzburg, Austria

Visiting Positions

06/2016-03/2017: Visiting Researcher, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA.
07/2016-08/2016: Visiting Researcher, Paris-Sorbonne, Paris, France.
04/2015–06/2015: Visiting Fellow, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU, Germany.
07/2014–09/2014: Visiting Researcher, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg, Austria.
09/2013–10/2013: Visiting Fellow, Tilburg Center for Philosophy of Science, Tilburg University, Netherlands.
05/2011–07/2011: Visiting Fellow, Northern Institute of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen, UK
09/2009–08/2010: Visiting Researcher, Formal Epistemology Project, Institute of Philosophy, University of Leuven, Belgium
09/2008–08/2009: Visiting Researcher, Department of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Academic Education

05/2012: Completion of PhD-Studies in Philosophy (summa cum laude), University of Konstanz, Germany.
01/2008–05/2012: Doctoral Studies in Philosophy, University of Konstanz, Germany
09/2008–08/2009: Doctoral Studies in Philosophy (visiting), Department of Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley, USA
11/2007: Graduation in Philosophy, University of Salzburg, Austria, Master’s Thesis: “Zur Explikation von Kohärenz – Eine Untersuchung dreier Bayesianischer Kohärenzmaße”. (translated title: “On the Explication of Coherence – An Investigation of Three Bayesian Measures of Coherence”), University of Salzburg, Austria
10/2000–11/2007: Undergraduate studies in Philosophy (major) and Mathematics (minor) at the University of Erfurt and the University of Konstanz, Germany, and the University of Salzburg, Austria

Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

Since 04/2017: 5-year Emmy Noether Grant for the research group From Perception to Belief and Back again, which is funded with more than 1,2 million EUR by the DFG.
02/2016: 2-year DAAD Research Fellowship, Center for Philosophy of Science and Department for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh
07/2013-12/2014: Member of the Global Young Faculty of the Meractor Foundation
04/2015–06/2015: Visiting Fellowship, Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, LMU, Germany
09/2013–10/2013: Visiting Fellowship, Tilburg Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Tilburg, Netherlands
12/2012: Best Dissertation Award for the best PhD-thesis in Philosophy at the University of Konstanz
05/2011–07/2011: Visiting Fellowship, Northern Institute of Philosophy, University of Aberdeen, UK
10/2009–09/2010: Doctoral Fellowship of the Zukunftskolleg, University of Konstanz
03/2010: Grant from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation for the Formal Epistemology Workshop 2010, with F. Huber and B. Hoffmann
10/2008-01/2009: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship for a stay at the University of California at Berkeley, CA
07/2008: Rudolf Carnap Essay Prize 2008 for “Theory Assessment and Coherence”, published in Abstracta 4, 2008
10/2004–09/2005: Erasmus scholarship for a stay at the University of Konstanz, Germany
Since 2007: Various travel grants for international workshops and conferences