Steffen Dix studied Religious Studies and Philosophy at the Universities Tübingen, Berlin and Lisbon, and holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tübingen, Germany. Since early 2013, he has been a Research-Fellow at the Research Centre for Communication and Culture of the Portuguese Catholic University.

His research interests include modernism (and especially Portuguese modernism and its key figure Fernando Pessoa), modernist magazines, secularization and the relationship between religion and modernity. He is principal investigator of the research project "1915 – the year of Orpheu: Mapping the socio-historical context of Portugal’s First Modernism” funded by the Portuguese Science Foundation.

He has authored or edited several books, book-chapters and articles in international peer-reviewed journals. Currently, he is the supervisor of the critical German edition of Fernando Pessoa’s Collected Works, published by the prestigious publisher S. Fischer. He is Associate Research Fellow at the Institute for Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon.