Born in Berlin in 1984; studies in history, philosophy, and cultural studies at Humboldt University Berlin; 2013 Johann Gustav Droysen Prize, awarded by the Friends' Association of the Department of History for his Bachelor thesis on the character of Ulysses in Dante's Commedia; ongoing PhD project: "Panegyric, parody, commentary? Enea Silvio Piccolomini's Commentarius on Antonio Beccadelli's De dictis et factis Alfonsi regis (1456)" (working title); 2016–2019 Elsa Neumann PhD fellowship by the federal state of Berlin; 2017 PhD fellowship at DHI Rome (five months); 2019 lectureship for medieval history at Humboldt University Berlin.

Main Research Interests
Renaissance Humanism in Italy and Germany; Cultural history of humour; Intertextuality; Dante Alighieri