January 2022present Postdoc at Ruhr University Bochum with the project INTERACT!

February 2020 present External collaborator for the project “The Communicative Mind”, University of Warwick, UK

July 2019 – January 2022 Postdoc and Lecturer. Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf

October 2021- December 2021 Visiting researcher, University of Warwick, UK UKRI Project “The Communicative Mind” (P.I. Richard Moore)

October 2020 – October 2022 Co-coordinator (with Daniel James) of the project “Race and Rasse: negotiating a fraught term in German”, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf

February 2020 – May 2020 Visiting researcher, University of Warwick, UK UKRI Project “The Communicative Mind” (P.I. Richard Moore)


January 2016 – July 2019 Doctoral Student, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
GradeSumma cum Laude.
Supervision by Prof. Gottfried Vosgerau (HHU) and Prof. Albert Newen (Bochum).
Dissertation titleTalking about thinking: the relationship between language and cognition and the case study of mentalizing.

September 2013November 2015 Master’s Degree, Philosophical Sciences, University of Milan, Italy
Grade: 110/110 cum laude.
Supervision by Prof. Corrado Sinigaglia (University of Milan, Department of Philosophy) and Prof. Anna Maria Borghi ()University of Bologna, Department of Psychology)
Thesis titleTackling abstract concepts: Embodied Semantics and the Problem of Abstract Thinking

September 2014 – June 2015 visiting student, King’s College London, UK 

September 2010 – July 2013 Bachelor Degree Philosophy, University of Milan, Italy

Teaching experience

  • Winter Semester 2020: Language and power, BA Seminar, ca. 30 students
  • Summer Semester 2020 :  Social Ontology and Social concepts, BA Seminar (Philosophy and PPE students), ca. 40 students
  • Winter Semester 2019 Linguistic and Cognitive representations of social roles: an intersectional feminist perspective, MA Seminar, ca. 15 students
  • Summer Semester 2019: Theories of Reference, MA Advanced seminar, ca. 5 students
  • Summer Semester 2017: Theories of Concepts, MA Advanced seminar, ca. 5 students, co-taught with Annika Schuster
  • Winter Semester 2017: Joint Action, MA Advanced Seminar, co-taught with Prof. Gottfried Vosgerau
  • Summer Semester 2017: Animal Communication, MA Advanced Seminar, co-taught with Prof. Gottfried Vosgerau
  • Supervision: MA thesis Dehumanization and Misogyny – Do Dehuman- ization Processes Work on the Basis of Gender?, Sebastian Schneider, Department of Philosophy (Expected graduation: April 2020)
  • Supervision: MA thesis Race and dehumanization, Benedict Kenyah- Damptey, Department of Philosophy (Graduated in September 2020. Grade 1.3)
  • Supervision: BA thesis Emotion and the Embodiment of Abstract Con- cepts, Sebastian Scholz . Department of Philosophy (Graduated in 2018. Grade 1.3)Non-academic teaching• 2018, December Invited lecture for High School students (Liceo Scien- tifico La Spezia, Domodossola, Italy), Philosophy and Cognitive Science (Filosofia e Scienze Cognitive)


October 2021: DAAD Stipend for visiting stay at the University of Warwick, UK (October 2021-February 2022): 12.000 euros

August 2021: Frizt Thyssen Stiftung postdoc grant for one year of Postdoc at the University of Leipzig (Declined): 21.600 euros

October 2020: Bürgeruniversitaet Düsseldorf: full funding for the project “Race and Rasse: negotiating a fraught German term” (with D. James and Benedict Kenyah-Damptey): 59.800,00 euros

February 2020: HERA (Heinrich Heine Research Academy) Visiting Researcher grant: 4.000,00 euros for research Stay at the University of Warwick, UK

June 2019: HERA (Heinrich Heine Research Academy) Travel grant: 1.000,00 euros for conference travel

March 2019: Travel Graduate Award, iCog: 50,00 euros

July 2018: Travel Graduate Award, Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP): 100,00 euros

July 2018: Travel Diversity Award ,Society for Philosophy and Psychology (SPP): 100,00 euros

September 2013 – June 2014: visiting year funded by the European Union (King’s College London, UK), Erasmus Scholarship

academic service

Co-organizers of the INTERACT Workshop, November 3rd and 4th, 2022 (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)

Co-organizer of the “Communicative Mind Virtual Workshop“, February 2022 (University of Warwick, UK)

Co-organizer and Chair for the Philosophy of Race Colloquium, 2021 (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

Co-organizer Weekly CRC Colloquium, 2018-2019 ( Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

Assistant in the ERP lab, 2018-2019, guided by Dr. Natalja Beckermeier, (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

Member of the Organizing Team, Weekly Master Class for SfB PhD students, 2017 (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

Head organizer, Workshop; Reference from an Interdisciplinary Perspective , November 2017 (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

Editorial Team Member: Journal of Analytic Philosophy: RI- FAJ (Rivista Italiana Filosofia Analitica Junior) Funded by SIFA (Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy), 2012-2016 

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