is research fellow at the Department of Neuere Deutsche Literaturwissenschaft at the University of Erfurt. At the Leuphana University Lüneburg he was visiting professor in the research training group “Cultures of Critique” (2019–2020) and held a professorial chair in Rhetoric with Anselm Haverkamp (2013–2015). He was postdoctoral research fellow at the forum “Texte. Zeichen. Medien” at the University of Erfurt (2010–2013), where he also did his PhD on the problem of aesthetic communication in the works of Kant, Schiller, Friedrich Schlegel and Novalis. Outside university he worked as an assistant director at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe and as a research assistant at the Landesmuseum Württemberg in Stuttgart. He was a founding board member of the Association of Museum Education Baden-Württemberg. With Bettine Menke he co-edited Experimentalanordnungen der Bildung. Exteriorität, Theatralität, Literarizität (Paderborn: Fink, 2014).