Since October 2016, Sebastian Bender is a Lecturer (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the chair for theoretical philosophy at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.From there, he also received a Magister Atrium and then wrote a dissertation on Leibniz’s conception of modality. During his doctorate, he received a scholarship from the DFG project “Transformations of the Mind: Philosophical Psychology 1500-1750” and spent one year at Yale University in New Haven. After the dissertation, he was a postdoc at the excellence cluster Topoi as well as a Visiting Lecturer at Rice University in Houston, Texas. His research focuses on early modern philosophy (especially rationalism). He also has strong interests in metaphysics (especially the topics of modality, causation, and persistence), ancient and medieval philosophy, Immanuel Kant, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of law.