I am a philosopher working at the Catholic Academy of the Diocese of Dresden-Meißen and assistant editor at Zeitschrift für Theologie und Philosophie. Before that, I held research positions at CAU Kiel, the University of Regensburg, and the University of Leipzig. My chief interests are social ontology and moral philosophy, but I also have done work in metaphysics and phenomenology. Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas are the philosophers who have most influenced my thinking.
Coming from East Germany, I am interested in the role higher education can play in the renewal of the Catholic Church in a predominantly secular culture. Rediscovering the Catholic intellectual tradition and making it accessible to others is therefore a central part of my work.
I received a PhD in philosophy from KU Leuven and the University of Leipzig in 2017. In my thesis, I presented a systematic account of human community that combines ideas from Analytic Social Ontology and Aristotelian-Thomistic philosophy. From 2009 to 2012, I was a fellow at a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne.
- 2022-09-26: The volume Was Liebe vermag: Philosophische Liebesdiskurse in der Antike, for which I wrote a chapter on “Freundschaft und Glückseligkeit bei Aristoteles,” has just been published.
- 2022-09-21: I co-edited a volume in honour of Prof. Ulrich Wienbruch from the University of Cologne, who passed away two year ago. For more information, see my publications.