Borne 28.04.1964/ Billerbeck in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
1983 Study of Theology and Philosophy at the University of Würzburg.
1985 Study of Philosophy, Japanology, History of Religion, Sinology.
1989 M.A. in Philosophy with subsidiary subjects Japanology and History of Religion at the University of Würzburg: Der Aspekt der Genese im Tao Te King.
1989-91 Fellowship of the Japanese Government for research at the University of Kyoto (Mombusho-Fellowship).
1992-95 Ph.D.-Fellowship for the graduate course „Intercultural Religious Studies“ at the University of Bonn.
1995 Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of Würzburg: Kitaro Nishida an the Question of Interculturality
1995-97 Fellowship for the “Habilitation” (Postdorctoral lecturing qualification) for the graduate course „Intercultural Religious Studies“ at the University of Bonn.
Since 1997 Assistant Professor for Philosophy at the University of Wuppertal.
1999/2000 DFG-Fellowship for research in Korea, Japan, USA.
2002 Habilitation: Do gens Phenomenology of Time and the Methods of Comparative Philosophy.
Areas of Teaching Competence: 19/20th century Continental European Philosophy (especially Phenomenology and German Idealism), Comparative Philosophy & Religion (especially Japanese, Chinese, Indian), Philosophy of Interculturality, Philosophy of Religion, Comparative Aesthetics, Philosophy of Dance.