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Academic Positions

2023 - 2024
Ruhr-University Bochum

Feodor-Lynen research fellowship (Ruckkehrstipendium) from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Host: Prof. Albert Newen

2020 - 2023
University of Antwerp

Feodor-Lynen research fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Host: Prof. Bence Nanay

2017 - 2020
Ruhr-University Bochum

Post-doctoral researcher in the project "Automaticity in thought and action and its significance for our Self-understanding" funded by MERCUR (Mercator Research Center Ruhr project Pr-2016-0016)


2013 - 2017
Ruhr-University Bochum

PhD in Philosophy

Dissertation title: "The interactions between perception and cognition – an investigation of attention and cognitive penetrability in philosophy and cognitive science" (Summa cum Laude)

Supervisors: Prof. Albert Newen, Prof. Jakob Hohwy 

2009 - 2012
University of Siena

Master Degree in Linguistics and Cognitive Science

University of Siena

Bachelor Degree in Philosophy

Research Visits

February-April 2016
Monash University

Funded by an International Realisation Budget from the RUB Research School Plus
Host: Prof. Jakob Hohwy

Grants and Fellowships

2023 - 2024

Feodor-Lynen Research Fellowship Ruckkehrstipendium from Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung at the Ruhr University Bochum (ca. 36.000 Euros)

2020 - 2023

Feodor-Lynen Research Fellowship from Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung at the University of Antwerp with Prof. Bence Nanay (2+1 Years, ca. 108.000 Euros)

2017 - 2020

Participation, under the lead of Prof. Albert Newen, to the successful fund raising for the collaborative project “Automaticity in Thought and Action and its Significance for our Self-Understanding,” between the Universities of Duisburg-Essen (Prof. Roughley), Dortmund (Prof. Crone) and Bochum (Prof. Newen). Funded by Mercator Research Center Ruhr (Pr-2016-0016 ca. 140.000 Euros)

2017 - 2019

Global Young Faculty V 

initiative of the Mercator Foundation and the Universitätsallianz Ruhr (personal travel budget 5.000 Euros)


VIP (Visiting International Professor) fellowship for Jakob Hohwy

from RUB Research School Plus (12.000 Euros)

2014 - 2016

PhD Scholarship (2 years)

from the Barbara Wengeler Stiftung (ca. 30.000 Euros)


IRB (International Realization Budget) 

from Rub Research School Plus (10.000 Euros)

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