About me

I am a philosopher drafting an interdisciplinary perspective on both practical and aesthetic dimensions of subjectivity, currently working as a FWF Senior Post-Doc at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.

I am also a drawing practitioner: All drawings on this website are made by me.

Areas of competence

Ethics, action theory, aesthetic theory, interdisciplinarity

Areas of specialization

Theories of practical rationality and irrationality; conceptions of practical and aesthetic subjectivity, philosophy of psychoanalysis, conceptions of the relation between art, design and everyday life

Areas of teaching competence

Philosophy of film and design, media theories, art and design research, ethical and political claims of aesthetic practices, conceptions of rationality and irrationality, theories of the subject


Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies
Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Schillerplatz 3
1010 Vienna

Academic Employment


FWF Senior Post-Doc

(Project leader for: “Mediated Autonomy. Ideal and Reality of Aesthetic Practice”)
Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (Austria)

10/2018 – 08/2020

09/2021 - 09/2022


Faculty of Visual Design 
Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt

03/2018 - 09/2018


Philosophy Department, Goethe-University and Faculty of Visual Design, Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt

01/2017 - 03/2018

Doctoral Research Assistant

Chair of Prof. Dr. Martin Seel Goethe-University Frankfurt a. M.

03/2013 - 12/2016

Doctoral Research Assistant

Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders
Goethe-University Frankfurt a. M.
Research Project: Gesetz und Gewalt im Kino

Education/Research Stays

09/2020 - 08/2021

International Research Fellow (Post-Doc)

Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ruth Sonderegger

10/2011 - 02/2018

PhD in Philosophy

“Irrationalität als Wagnis. Philosophische Theorie und psychoanalytische Praxis”
Goethe-University Frankfurt a. M.
Advisors: Martin Seel, Axel Honneth

03/2015 - 07/2015

Visiting Doctoral Fellow

Philosophy Departmen University of Chicago
Supervisor: Prof. Jonathan Lear

10/2005 - 01/2011

Magistra Artium (Graduation and Distinction)

Major Subject: Philosophy; Minor Subjects: German Literature, Psychoanalysis
Goethe-University Frankfurt a. M.