Since September 2020, I have been a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Duisburg-Essen University. I am member of the DFG/AHRC project “How does it feel? Interpersonal Understanding and Affective Empathy” where I am working on a project on Interpersonal and Phenomenal Understanding. 2019–2020, I had a Postdoc position at the Philosophical Seminar at the University of Göttingen. From 2013–1019, I had a postdoc position and was a member of the Junior Research Group “Language, Cognition and Text” at the Graduate School of Humanities at the University of Göttingen. Since 2018, I have been coordinating the interdisciplinary research network “Feeling and Understanding. The Role of Empathy in Understanding People and Literature” funded by DFG (https://fuehlenundverstehen.net/.). I received my doctoral degree from the University of Regensburg in 2012 for my thesis on fictional speech and fictional characters.
My research focuses on philosophy of mind, epistemology and aesthetics, in particular, I am interested in the role of empathy and emotions in different processes of understanding, like understanding people and works of art.
Project Website: https://www.uni-due.de/philo_ude/how-does-it-feel/
- (forthcoming) Empathy’s Role in Different Levels of Understanding Literature: Empirical and Philosophical Perspectives (with Jana Lüdtke). The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.
- (2020) Emotions, Actions and Action Tendencies. Erkenntnis, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-020–00316-2
- (2020) “See Me, Feel Me”: Two Modes of Affect Recognition for Real and Fictional Targets. Topoi 39, 827–834. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11245-019–09634-9
- (2019) Are emotional responses necessary for an adequate understanding of literary texts? In: Debates in Aesthetics, S. 45–59 (with Eva-Maria Konrad and Thomas Petraschka)
- (2015) Wie man mit Worten Dinge erschafft, V&R unipress, Göttingen.