Curriculum Vitae

Born in

06/68born in Salzgitter


  • General qualification for university entrance
  • BSc in chemistry (Technical University Braunschweig, Germany)
  • MA (philosophy major; MA thesis: Universal Justifications of Human Rights: Human Dignity, Natural Rights, and Martha Nussbaum’s Human Capabilities Approach, published in 2003 by Tectum; medieval and modern history minor, received from the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany. Other places of studies: Hanover and Göttingen)
  • PhD (philosophy; PhD thesis: Naturalism: Critique and Defence of Epistemological Concepts, published in 2006 by Ontos; supervisor, Professor Gerhard Vollmer, PhD)

Work experience

  • Private tutor (mathematics, chemistry, history)
  • Student research assistant: librarian jobs, traffic and infrastructure planning, philosophy tutor
  • Freelancer: promotion and marketing for German publishing houses
  • Lecturer in political philosophy at the Technical University Braunschweig, Germany 2003-2009; lecturer in philosophy at the University of Bamberg, Germany, 2007-2008, University of Augsburg 2009-2011
  • Research Associate: Technical University Braunschweig 2003-2005
  • Assistant Professor: Technical University Braunschweig and University of Augsburg 2009-2011

Teaching experience

  • Since 1997: About 40 tutorials, debating circles, lectures, courses and seminars covering a broad range of historical and systematic philosophical topics (in Germany, Austria, India, Turkey and elsewhere)
  • Summary of teaching activities available on request

Research Experiences/Publications/Conferences

  • Conception, fundraising and management of a research project, “Theory of anti-naturalistic arguments in epistemology and theory of science” (2003-2005), funded by a grant from the German Research Association (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG)
  • Conception, fundraising and management of a research project, “Methodology of intercultural philosophy of human rights: comparison of European and Indian presuppositions” (2009-10), funded by a grant from the Centre of Excellence at the University of Augsburg, Cultural and Educational Studies
  • Author/co-editor of five books, author of around 30 papers/book chapters/ encyclopaedia entries
  • Invited to present papers (selection): 29th International Wittgenstein Symposium, 2006; Professor Olaf Müller, Chair of Philosophy of Science and Natural Philosophy, Humboldt University, Berlin 2008; 8th International Congress of Philosophy, organised by the General Austrian Society of Philosophy in Graz, Austria, 2008; 3rd International Conference on Language, Mind and Social Construction in Mumbai, India, 2009; 12th International Conference, organised by the International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Ankara, Turkey, 2010
  • List of publications and presented papers available on request
  • Member of the Whitehead Research Group Augsburg, University of Augsburg (funded by Metanexus-Institute, Templeton Foundation, USA) since 2009


  • German Philosophical Society (DGPhil)
  • Society of Analytical Philosophy (GAP)
  • Society of Intercultural Philosophy (GIP)

Areas of philosophical interests

  • Contemporary debates in epistemology
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Human rights
  • Intercultural philosophy
  • Philosophy of the Enlightenment
  • Political philosophy
  • Descartes, Hume, Nietzsche

Areas of philosophical interests

  • Private vocal training (classical singing) with occasional performances as a vocal soloist; member of the Additional Choir of the Staatstheater Braunschweig 1998-2005, with performances in various operatic productions
  • Co-editor of a philosophical journal
  • Adult education (adult evening classes)
  • Mediation certificate




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