Research Team


Thiemo Breyer studied philosophy, cognitive science and anthropology at the Universities of Freiburg and Cambridge. He obtained his PhD in 2010 with a dissertation on the topic of attention in phenomenology and cognitive psychology. He was a visiting scholar at the Universities of Copenhagen and Porto Alegre and is currently assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Heidelberg. Publications include: On the Topology of Cultural Memory (2007), Erfahrung und Geschichte (2010) and Attentionalität und Intentionalität (2011).


Thiemo Breyer

Johanna Sprondel studied philosophy, political science and comparative literature at the Universities of Freiburg, Zurich, Basel and Strasbourg. She obtained her PhD in 2011 with a dissertation on the topic of myth in philosophy, literature and history. She was a visiting scholar at the Zurich James Joyce Foundation and the DHI and is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at the DFG Research Training Group Multilevel Constitutionalism at Humboldt-University, Berlin.

Johanna Sprondel

Maren Wehrle studied philosophy, historical anthropology and german literature at the University of Freiburg. She obtained her PhD in 2011. In her PhD-thesis she developed a dynamical transdisciplinary approach to the phenomenon of attention. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Copenhagen and is currently research assistant at the Husserl-Archive, University of Freiburg. Recent articles from her can be found in Husserl Studies (26) and Alter. Revue de phénoménologie (18) 2010.

Maren Wehrle