I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Germany where I work within the interdisciplinary research group "Experience in the Premodern Sciences of Body and Soul." I was the 2020 Lorenz-Bausch Fellow at the Leopoldina National Academy of Science. I completed my doctorate in philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
My area of expertise is in the premodern history of philosophy and science. I conduct research in medieval philosophy with an emphasis on the Arabic influences in the 13th-century Latin West, particularly in the thought of Albert the Great and his student Thomas Aquinas. I also conduct research on natural philosophy and medicine within the global context of contact with the Americas in the 16th and 17th centuries. Here I focus particularly on early members of the Academia Naturae Curiosorum (Leopoldina) in the broader context of the colonial enterprise.
I am a guest lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin where I regularly teach courses on my area of specialization.
I currently serve as the elected Spokesperson of the Max Planck Society PostdocNet where I am committed to increasing the visibility of PostdocNet and advocating for the needs of postdocs, especially mentorship.